Sequence of Orbitals in a Singl

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Mulin_Li_2J
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Sequence of Orbitals in a Singl

Postby Mulin_Li_2J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:28 pm

So p has three orbitals p(x), p(y), p(z). When filling up the electrons orbitals, does electron necessarily fill up in the order of p(x), p(y), p(z)? or just in random?

Ethan Lam 4A
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Re: Sequence of Orbitals in a Singl

Postby Ethan Lam 4A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:55 pm

The electrons fill up in the different Px, Py, and Pz first as all up spin or down spin. If Px, Py, and Pz each have one electron spinning up, then the next three electrons will form pairs with them in the opposite direction.

Ryan 1K
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Re: Sequence of Orbitals in a Singl

Postby Ryan 1K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:56 pm

I believe that Dr. Lavelle said that it is random/arbitrary since px, py, and pz can all be generalized to the p subshell.

Maria Poblete 2C
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Re: Sequence of Orbitals in a Singl

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:58 pm

Yes, all three orbitals can be generalized together, but like Ethan said, all three must spin up in the same direction before being paired.


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