Electron Configuration

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Crystal Escobar 1F
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Electron Configuration

Postby Crystal Escobar 1F » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:23 am

When writing out the electron configuration, do we have to specify which p orbital (∏2Pz) or just indicate that it is in the p orbital (∏2P)?

Christine Van 2E
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Christine Van 2E » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:57 pm

Hi!

I think Lavelle said that either way is fine.

Hope that helps!

Isa AbdulCader 3K
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Re: Electron Configuration

Postby Isa AbdulCader 3K » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:03 pm

I don't believe it matters between px and py, but I think that pz is generally assumed to be the sigma orbital, being the one that is in line between the two nuclei.


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