Degeneracy Formula

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Dustin Shin 2I
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Degeneracy Formula

Postby Dustin Shin 2I » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:22 pm

During my discussion the TA went over degeneracy and basically summed it up to the equation 2l + 1 to find how many degenerate orbitals there are. Besides this formula, if it even is correct or relevant, is there anything else important we need to understand conceptually about degeneracy?

Jerome Mercado 2J
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Re: Degeneracy Formula

Postby Jerome Mercado 2J » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:25 pm

Degeneracy is the amount of orbitals with the same energy. Simply, it is how many orbitals in a sub-shell. For example, p has 3 orbitals in one sub-shell: px, py, and pz.

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