Class started with the stamping of yesterday's homework, worksheet page 9. Then, Mrs. Mandarino went over the homework. From there, we went right into today's lesson, orbital diagrams. She first explained what it was and how to do it. To help us understand better, she had us do the bottom of worksheet page 7, all of page 8, and the first three questions of page 10. Orbital diagrams are basically just electron configurations drawn out.
Here are some basic things about orbital diagrams:
- Orbitals are expressed by using a box
- Each orbital can hold 2 electrons
- S orbitals have a max of 2 electrons # of orbital box(es): 1
- P orbitals have a max of 6 electrons #of orbital box(es): 3
- D orbitals have a max of 10 electrons # of orbitals box(es):5
- F orbitals have a max of 14 electrons #of orbitals box(es): 7
For example, how about we do neon!
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Home work: Do question 4 on page 10 (it goes onto page 11) webassigns (test is Friday!!