Electron configuration

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Electron configuration

Postby 704992521 » Sun May 06, 2018 11:51 pm

Does it matter if the first spin you write is up or down as long as you are filling up all the orbitals while satisfying the laws?

JulietOttenberg-1C
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Re: Electron configuration

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Sun May 06, 2018 11:53 pm

I don't think it matters too much, but only as long as all the other laws are followed

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby Michael Park » Sun May 06, 2018 11:56 pm

I don't think knowing if the electron is spinning up or down (negative or positive) is necessary. As long as you follow the laws for the other things you should be fine

Ani Boyadjian 1A
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Re: Electron configuration

Postby Ani Boyadjian 1A » Sun May 13, 2018 8:47 pm

The direction of the spin does not matter as long as you fill in all of the orbitals with the same direction spin first.

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby Surya Palavali 1D » Sun May 13, 2018 8:53 pm

The direction does not matter as long as you follow the usual configuration rules.

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby SammiOrsini_1B » Sun May 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Clarification question: so if you have a 3p^6 orbital you can fill the three orbitals first three electrons as spin down, then the next three as spin up as long as they are paired, it doesn't matter if you write spin up or spin down first?

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby huntercrespo1C » Sun May 13, 2018 9:14 pm

It doesn't matter as long as they are going in parallel with each other to fill all the orbitals, but conventionally they start with a (+1/2) or up arrow spin.

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Re: Electron configuration

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Sun May 13, 2018 9:54 pm

Yes that is correct because all the rules are being followed


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