Electron structures

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Marty Hockey
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Electron structures

Postby Marty Hockey » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:54 pm

When filling the spins of electrons in a problem, for example filling the p shell, does it matter which spaces have arrows first? I know that you have to fill the 3 spaces before being allowed to add a second arrow, but does it matter which space you would put the 4th arrow in?

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Re: Electron structures

Postby dtolentino1E » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:58 pm

technically yes, i guess it doesn't really matter which space you put your first arrow bc it's in the same orbital/subshell, but i think it's best that you just fill it in from left to right just so it's less confusing that way!

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Re: Electron structures

Postby cassidysong 1K » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:34 pm

^^ what they said. There's no technical rule but people usually just fill it in left to right.

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