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Doubly Degenerate

  1. Aug 13, 2010 #1
    What does "doubly degenerate" mean, when discussing molecular orbitals?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 15, 2010 #2
    It means two (doubly) states has the same energy level.
  4. Mar 24, 2012 #3
    I read that E (such as in Eg) means doubly degenerate and T (as in T2g) is triply degenerate and A (as in A2g) is singly degenerate. The first 2 I understand but what is singly degenerate? Isn't singly degenerate just a single orbital?
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