Electron Configuration p orbital

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Jedrick Zablan 3L
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Electron Configuration p orbital

Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:36 pm

For tests, do we have to show the p orbital as px, py and pz or can we just leave it as p?

Camellia Liu 1J
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Re: Electron Configuration p orbital

Postby Camellia Liu 1J » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:45 pm

I think generally you can just leave it as p^n (whatever the number of electrons is) on tests if you understand how the electrons fit into the px, py, and pz orbitals. I'd know it just in case though.

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Re: Electron Configuration p orbital

Postby AngieGarcia_4F » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:09 pm

I don't think we have to know it for the test, but it helps to understand more about an atom's electron configuration.

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