Determining the Probability of Finding an Electron in an Orbital: Test 2

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Determining the Probability of Finding an Electron in an Orbital: Test 2

Postby chrisavalos-2L » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:01 pm

b) In a Fluorine atom with 5 valence electrons in the 2p orbital, what is the probability of finding an electron in the exact center of this orbital?

I was wondering how to determine this probability?

Sarah Zhao 4C
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Re: Determining the Probability of Finding an Electron in an Orbital: Test 2

Postby Sarah Zhao 4C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:31 am

If I'm understanding your question correctly, there is zero possibility to find an electron in the center because the p orbital takes a infinity sign shape and in the middle, there is a nodal plane where no electron can exist.

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Re: Determining the Probability of Finding an Electron in an Orbital: Test 2

Postby Tony Chung 2I » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:24 pm

I think that the probability of finding that is very low or close to 0


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