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S orbitals

  1. Aug 28, 2010 #1
    Why are S orbitals referred to as "non-directional"? Shouldn't their direction be referred to as "all directions"?
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  3. Aug 28, 2010 #2


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    Every direction is no direction.

    It's not a common term though.
  4. Aug 28, 2010 #3
    I thought that might be the case. Just sounded a bit odd to me.
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