d-orbitals

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Shirley Liu 2I
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d-orbitals

Postby Shirley Liu 2I » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:18 pm

Is there a convention for ordering the d orbitals, or can you just list the five orbitals in any order? (like how with p orbitals it goes: px, py, pz)

Netpheel Wang 4L
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Re: d-orbitals

Postby Netpheel Wang 4L » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:21 pm

I believe convention is from least to greatest or greatest to least
Ex. - 5, - 4, - 3, - 2, - 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
There are more specifics in naming them but I don't believe we have to know them


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