calculating the state

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305153642
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calculating the state

Postby 305153642 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:46 pm

I was looking over my chem notes and I don't understand what the Px,Py, and Pz states mean?

Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K
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Re: calculating the state

Postby Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:49 pm

pz consists of two lobes intersected by the internuclear z axis. A nodal plane exists within the two lobes.

px consists of two lobes intersected by the x axis.

py consists of two lobes intersected by the y axis.

Alan Wu
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Re: calculating the state

Postby Alan Wu » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:02 pm

These Px, Py, and Pz states are not associated with any of the magnetic quantum numbers (-1,0,1) for the p subshell, unless otherwise stated. Electrons in reality can fill in these orbitals in any order; Px, Py, and Pz are just the names we give these orbitals.

BryantChung_4B
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Re: calculating the state

Postby BryantChung_4B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:25 am

Px, Py, Pz just refers to the orientation of the P orbital, the subscript x, y, z, means that the orbital is positioned along whichever axis.


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