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Energy of 3d orbital in O

  1. Oct 26, 2011 #1
    if i am to calculate the energy of an electron in the 3d orbital of oxygen atom.....how i am supposed to consider the electronic configuration?
    i mean i can easily do so for 2p or 2s using slaters rule....because the electrons are present in those orbitals but for the 3d case where should i consider the electron to be present?
    i mean i dont know if there are any electrons above 3d or not. i know the value of R(h) and (n) but cant calculate the effective nuclear charge. formula = R(h)*z^2/n^2
    also how should i calculate the most probable radius?
    so how do i proceed?
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