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Quantum Numbers for H-Atom and other atoms

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:45 pm
by DTingey_1C
What is the difference between the energy of an e- in H-atom orbitals and the orbitals in an atoms with multiple e-?

Re: Quantum Numbers for H-Atom and other atoms

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:31 pm
by vpena_1I
I'm not sure if I'm interpreting your question correctly, but an electron in a hydrogen atom only occupies the 1s orbital. After 2 electrons, multi-electron atoms will fill 2s, 2p, and so on. These orbitals hold electrons of higher energy than what the electrons of hydrogen atoms occupy.