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Degeneracy

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:10 pm
by Dina Geotas 4A
What is degeneracy?

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:11 pm
by Alyssa Bryan 3F
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:18 pm
by Ashley Kim
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:37 pm
by Ibrahim Malik 1H
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.

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:21 pm
by katie_sutton1B
Is this the one where you would just square the value of (n) level to find the degeneracy?

Re: Degeneracy

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:14 pm
by yuetao4k
To add on, if the orbital you’re talking about isn’t the p orbital, how do you know the degeneracy?