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F orbitals

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 am
by Akash_Kapoor_1L
When do f orbitals come into play when considering chemical bonds and lewis structures? In the same way that atoms can fill up their d orbitals, can even larger atoms fill up their f orbitals too??

Re: F orbitals

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:57 pm
by Lucian1F
Yes, any atom that has a principle quantum number of n=4 or greater can have electrons in the f subshell

Re: F orbitals

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:07 pm
by Amy Zheng 2l
yes as you move down the periodic table f ortibals come in. f sub shell has 7 orbitals so it can fit 14 electrons

Re: F orbitals

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:06 pm
by Maddie Hong 1I
Yes, you don't have to worry about the f orbitals until you reach lanthanum and all the elements after lanthanum

Re: F orbitals

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:37 pm
by Vasiliki G Dis1C
f orbitals come into play once you get to lanthanides and actinides, but I don't think you will need to know anything about how the f orbital works in lewis structures or bonding for chem 14A. However, they typically follow the same rules as s, p, and d block elements.