Yet Another Electron Spin Question

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Frederick Keith_4C
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Yet Another Electron Spin Question

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:42 am

I'm still confused about electron spin... So my question is what would happen if two electrons with perpendicular axes approached each other? I kind of get what would happen if they approached each other in parallel and anti parallel, but the perpendicularity is really messing my brain up...

Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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Re: Yet Another Electron Spin Question

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:22 pm

That a really good question and I'm looking forward to an answer too

Ryan Yee 1J
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Re: Yet Another Electron Spin Question

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:27 pm

Wait so like are you talking about an electron from a px orbital approaching one from a py orbital?

But just to rationalize things, there is a lot of space occupied by electrons relative to the nucleus, so I'd imagine that they'd still repel each other (because of likened charge) and perhaps this contributes to the large size of atoms compared to just the nucleus.

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Yet Another Electron Spin Question

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:41 am

The electrons would not collide with one another, but repel each other when they get close, shifting into a different spin. I think that is what happens, but I'm not a 100% sure.

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Re: Yet Another Electron Spin Question

Postby 805097738 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:59 am

will this be necessary to know for the test?

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Yet Another Electron Spin Question

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 pm

I don't think so, but it is an interesting concept to think about.


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