Degeneracy

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Dina Geotas 4A
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Degeneracy

Postby Dina Geotas 4A » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:10 pm

What is degeneracy?

Alyssa Bryan 3F
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Alyssa Bryan 3F » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:11 pm

Degeneracy refers to when an orbital has equal energy. For example, the p orbital would have a degeneracy of 3 and the d orbital a degeneracy of 5.

Ashley Kim
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Ashley Kim » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:18 pm

This is because the p orbital has three degenerate orbitals: px, py, and pz. There are 3 orbitals (electron probability clouds) that have the same energy. The electrons in these clouds have the chance of moving in different places with the SAME energy.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Ibrahim Malik 1H » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:37 pm

Degeneracy refers to the equal energy states within a certain orbital. The p-orbital would have a degeneracy of 3 because there are 3 different energy states:2px, 2py, and 2pz.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby katie_sutton1B » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:21 pm

Is this the one where you would just square the value of (n) level to find the degeneracy?

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby yuetao4k » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:14 pm

To add on, if the orbital you’re talking about isn’t the p orbital, how do you know the degeneracy?


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