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20082ee2_1_Solution%201 - Home work #1 solutions I. An...

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Home work #1 solutions I. An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wave-like stationary motion for an electron in an atom. The orbital names (s, p, d, f, g, h,. ..) are derived from the characteristics of their spectroscopic lines: sharp, principal, diffuse and fundamental, the rest being named in alphabetical order. Due to the quantization of the isotropic space in atoms, the s, p, d, f correspond to azimuthal angular momentum quantum number l =0,1,2,3 respectively, each with a corresponding degeneracy of 2 l +1 without counting spin, and 2x(2l+1) counting spin. II. The eight columns of the periodic table are a result of the quantization of the isotropic space in atoms: two s orbitals and six p orbitals. The chemical properties of the atoms with the same number of electrons in these eight orbitals are quite similar, therefore giving this most prominent feature of the periodic table. III.
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course EE ee2 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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20082ee2_1_Solution%201 - Home work #1 solutions I. An...

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