Electron spin part 2

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Electron spin part 2

Postby Claire_Kim_2F » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:16 pm

I was also wondering what does the electron spin impact. Does it matter if its -1/2 or 1/2 except for the relative direction it is spinning?

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Re: Electron spin part 2

Postby SavannahScriven_1F » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:20 pm

I know -1/2 and +1/2 denote if its clockwise or counterclockwise. And that in the presence of a magnetic field a beam of electron will split into 2 directions due to their electron spin. So it has an impact when there's a magnetic field, but that's all I know.

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Re: Electron spin part 2

Postby reyvalui_3g » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:27 pm

Adding on to that, the fourth quantum number is also important in bonding as valence electrons cannot pair up if they both have the same value for the fourth quantum number.

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Re: Electron spin part 2

Postby IshanModiDis2L » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:07 pm

1/2 and -1/2 denotes whether or not the electron spins clockwise or counterclockwise or rather the orientation of the spin momentum of the electron in an orbital. When electrons are paired up in the subshell orbitals, they have opposing spin directions, which is also important in terms of bonding because electrons cannot have pair up if they have the same fourth quantum number as mentioned above.

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Re: Electron spin part 2

Postby Natallie K 3B » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:10 pm

Electron spin is the direction in which the electron can spin. There is only two options, which are clockwise and counterclockwise, which are denoted by the values -1/2 and 1/2.

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