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Spins

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:57 pm
by NicoJones_1B
How do you know if electrons are paired or parallel to each other?

Re: Spins

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:59 pm
by DarrenKim_1H
From what I remember in lecture, electrons are typically first paired in the s orbital and are placed parallel first in every other orbital

Re: Spins

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:59 pm
by Yuri Lin 4H
Electrons fill up orbitals one at a time with parallel spin before going back and filling in the second electron in the orbital, which would be paired spin with the first electron in the orbital.

Re: Spins

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:04 pm
by Venus_Hagan 2L
Based on Hund's Rule, electrons will always start parallel and fill up all of the orbitals with only one electron before going back and pairing up.

Re: Spins

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:41 pm
by Marykate Abad 3L
Electrons are filled parallel in each orbital first and then become paired after each orbital has an electron