2.37 (c)

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2.37 (c)

Postby Sarah Bui 2L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:17 pm

Hi! I am bit confused on why the statement below is false, if someone could clarify this for me thank you!

(c) Electrons having l =2 are better at shielding than electrons having l = 1.

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Re: 2.37 (c)

Postby 905109118 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:20 pm

Sarah Bui 4I wrote:Hi! I am bit confused on why the statement below is false, if someone could clarify this for me thank you!

(c) Electrons having l =2 are better at shielding than electrons having l = 1.


The higher the value for l, the higher the orbital is, so it's further away from the nucleus. When l=1, an electron is in the p orbital, and when l=2, an electron is in the d orbital. For an electron to be in the d orbital, the p orbital at that energy level would have to already be full, meaning there are more electrons in that energy level, and therefore, more shielding from the nucleus.


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