degeneracy in quantum numbers

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davidryan3f
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degeneracy in quantum numbers

Postby davidryan3f » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:19 pm

Could someone explain what exactly degeneracy is in quantum numbers?

Ashley Kim
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Re: degeneracy in quantum numbers

Postby Ashley Kim » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Degeneracy means that the first two quantum numbers are the same and that the orbitals are equivalent.

e.g. 2px, 2py, 2pz

chris_tsai_4H
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Re: degeneracy in quantum numbers

Postby chris_tsai_4H » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:50 pm

Degenerate orbitals mean that the electrons within the orbital contain the same energy level.

Jchellis 1I
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Re: degeneracy in quantum numbers

Postby Jchellis 1I » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:41 pm

So the s block has one degeneracy, the p block has 3, the d block has 5 and the f block has 10


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