quiz 2: 5-s orbital

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Michael Novelo 4G
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quiz 2: 5-s orbital

Postby Michael Novelo 4G » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:31 pm

On quiz 2 there was a section with orbitals I was confused with what a 5s-orbital entails. How do we know how many electrons it has and how exactly do you get a 5s-orbital?

Kim Tran 1J
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Re: quiz 2: 5-s orbital

Postby Kim Tran 1J » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:05 pm

You would need to know that the s-orbital only has 1 orbital. Each orbital can only hold 2 electrons.
So if there is only 1 orbital, it can only hold a maximum of 2 electrons.

emily gao 1C
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Re: quiz 2: 5-s orbital

Postby emily gao 1C » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:38 pm

N has no impact on the number of electrons directly; however it determines what l can be. So when l=0 (s orbital shell) there can only be 1 orbital which fits 2 electrons

Gabriela Aguilar 4H
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Re: quiz 2: 5-s orbital

Postby Gabriela Aguilar 4H » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:46 pm

We have to memorize/ know that
s-orbital=1 orbitals = 2 e-
p-orbital=3 orbitals= 6 e-
d-orbital=5 orbitals= 10 e-
f-orbital= 7 orbitals = 14 e-

To find e-, simply multiply by 2


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