atomic orbital

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atomic orbital

[ə′täm·ik ′ȯr·bə·təl]
(atomic physics)
The space-dependent part of a wave function describing an electron in an atom.
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For example, it is possible to visualise the atomic orbitals, see electronic effects using arrows and identify bond lengths and element symbols.
8226; Visualization of atomic orbitals and electron effects.
summation is carried out over all atomic orbitals at a given atom, i.
The above configurations are based on the energies of the atomic orbitals of Cd and Se which have been calculated using Hartree-Fock method [12].
Deeper atomic orbitals would provide a large number of additional molecular orbitals, however the expected energies of these molecular orbitals would be much larger than the maximum observed energy of 5 eV (250 nm).
Among the topics are atomic orbitals, the anti-symmetry of many-electron wavefunctions, valence bond theory and the chemical bond, and elements of Rayleigh-Schroedinger perturbation theory.
The attractive magnetic force in the anti-parallel spin electrons accounts for the anti-parallel pairing of electrons in atomic orbitals where the electrons are close together, this leading to the Periodic Table of elements.
Far from the surface and in the absence of a field, the atomic orbitals of A and B hybridize into molecular orbitals which we take to be a low-lying bonding orbital and an empty antibonding orbital.
The tight-binding model (7) is based upon the Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals (LCAO) method and is both accurate and easy to implement (8), (9).
The third edition adds a section on shapes of atomic orbitals, updates 20 "Chemistry in the News" features, and reorganizes sections into a more logical progression