Electron configurations of f state

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Melody Haratian 2J
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Electron configurations of f state

Postby Melody Haratian 2J » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:21 am

I was working on the homework and some electron configurations had electrons in the f state. Do we have to know how to write electron configurations using the f- orbitals?

rachelhchem1I
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Re: Electron configurations of f state

Postby rachelhchem1I » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:37 am

I think we might need to understand what f orbitals are, but I do not think we are going to be working with any elements where we will have to write electron configurations with the f orbital.

Natalie Do 3F
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Re: Electron configurations of f state

Postby Natalie Do 3F » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:58 pm

I'm not sure if we will need to know that for exams (maybe ask TA) but the book explains how to do it on page 47. The pattern is similar to D except you start at 4f I believe.

Eliot Kagan 2G
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Re: Electron configurations of f state

Postby Eliot Kagan 2G » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:31 pm

If I remember correctly, in one of the lectures the professor said that we will be focusing on s, p, and d blocks so I don't think the f block is necessary. However, if you want to learn it just incase I recommend watching this video: https://youtu.be/KJLgnAUVALc

Sean Wang 1F
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Re: Electron configurations of f state

Postby Sean Wang 1F » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:48 pm

My TA said that we should know the general idea of f orbitals but that we should just focus on the s,p,d orbitals for the next midterm and final.


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