F orbitals

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Akash_Kapoor_1L
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F orbitals

Postby Akash_Kapoor_1L » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 am

When do f orbitals come into play when considering chemical bonds and lewis structures? In the same way that atoms can fill up their d orbitals, can even larger atoms fill up their f orbitals too??

Lucian1F
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Re: F orbitals

Postby Lucian1F » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:57 pm

Yes, any atom that has a principle quantum number of n=4 or greater can have electrons in the f subshell

Amy Zheng 2l
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Re: F orbitals

Postby Amy Zheng 2l » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:07 pm

yes as you move down the periodic table f ortibals come in. f sub shell has 7 orbitals so it can fit 14 electrons

Maddie Hong 1I
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Re: F orbitals

Postby Maddie Hong 1I » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:06 pm

Yes, you don't have to worry about the f orbitals until you reach lanthanum and all the elements after lanthanum

Vasiliki G Dis1C
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Re: F orbitals

Postby Vasiliki G Dis1C » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:37 pm

f orbitals come into play once you get to lanthanides and actinides, but I don't think you will need to know anything about how the f orbital works in lewis structures or bonding for chem 14A. However, they typically follow the same rules as s, p, and d block elements.


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