Orbitals

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jane_ni_2d
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Orbitals

Postby jane_ni_2d » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:23 pm

How many orbitals are present in the 4p subshell? How can you find this out?

Ashley Zhu 1A
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Ashley Zhu 1A » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:32 pm

3 orbitals are present in the 4p subshell since there are always 3 orbitals in any p subshell - the px, py, and pz.

Hedi Zappacosta 1E
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Hedi Zappacosta 1E » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:30 am

This is just something you have to memorize. The s orbitals only have one shell, P orbitals have 3, d orbitals have 5 shells, and f orbitals have 7.Each shell holds 2 electrons.

Akhil Paladugu 3G
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Akhil Paladugu 3G » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:38 pm

In general, without memorizing, the number of orbitals in a subshell can be found by using the value of the second quantum number, l, the number of orbitals is equal to 2l + 1. The second quantum number for the 4p subshell l is 1, thus 2(1)+1 = 3, there are 3 orbitals in the 4p subshell.

Aiden Atoori 1C
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Aiden Atoori 1C » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:45 pm

There are 3 orbitals in the 4p subshell and in fact every p subshell has 3 orbitals!

Mark 1D
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Re: Orbitals

Postby Mark 1D » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:18 pm

p shell has 3 orbitals I believe


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