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f- orbitals?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:12 pm
by BeylemZ-1B
in lecture, lavelle really only said we needed to be familiar with s, p, and d blocks when writing electron configurations .
but in homework problem 1D.21 part C, the answer was in terms of the f orbital.

do we still only need to know the s, p, and d blocks, or should i familiarize myself with "f" too when writing electron configurations?

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:18 pm
by Joseph Saba
I think what he meant was that s,p, and d orbitals are mainly used in life science and the f orbital is for the unnatural elements. I think we may still have to write electron configurations based on f, so familiarize yourself with it.

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:14 pm
by Abigail Sanders 1E
I believe Dr. Lavelle said we will only need to be familiar with s,p,d blocks for quizzes and exams however, I am sure there will be a few homework questions that involve the material so it might be helpful to know how F fills.

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:18 pm
by Khushboo_3D
I also feel that on the midterm or final we would only be tested on s, p, and d orbitals since those are mainly what he covered in class.

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:02 pm
by 905416023
I too am confused about this. On problem 1d.25, there is mention of a g subshell.

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:33 am
by Avnita C_4B
Except the homework problems, we won't be really tested on the f orbital on our midterms and finals. It comes up as the textbook has problems for all the orbitals but we just give more attention to s, p, and d orbitals.

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:27 pm
by 905385366
905416023 wrote:I too am confused about this. On problem 1d.25, there is mention of a g subshell.

That question was referring to "Which of the following does not exsits" to show that the 4g subshell does not exists (which is the answer).

Re: f- orbitals?

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 am
by Joseph Saba
905385366 wrote:
905416023 wrote:I too am confused about this. On problem 1d.25, there is mention of a g subshell.

That question was referring to "Which of the following does not exist" to show that the 4g subshell does not exist (which is the answer).

Remember that since l=n-1, that since the 4g is on the 4th energy level then l could only go up to l=3, which would correspond to the f subshell, not l=4, the g subshell