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Emily Steele 4J
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Postby Emily Steele 4J » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:15 pm

What exactly is Z?

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Re: Z

Postby Banik_Housepian_2K » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:32 pm

it is the atomic number which is the number of protons in the nucleus of an atom, which determines the chemical properties of an element and its place in the periodic table.

Jonathan Sarquiz 3F
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Re: Z

Postby Jonathan Sarquiz 3F » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:29 pm

When doing molecular orbitals and there are two diagrams, Z < 8 and Z 8, all this is saying is that if your molecule has one or both atoms with an atomic number less than 8 (anything before oxygen), then you use the Z < 8 diagram. If both of your molecules have an atomic number greater than or equal to 8 (oxygen and anything following it on the periodic table), you use the molecular orbital diagram for Z 8.

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