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Homework Help: Some questions on energy of orbitals

  1. Jan 4, 2013 #1
    1. We know px,py,pz are degenerate orbitals... My question is suppose in
    0=[He] 2s^2 2px^2 2py^1 2pz^1
    Are the px,py,pz orbitals degenerate here?

    2. What is the true reason of inert pair effect?

    3. What is the order of shielding effect for s,p,d,f?

    I just want to verify my answers...
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  3. Jan 4, 2013 #2


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    Please show your work and your answers.
  4. Jan 8, 2013 #3
    1. the orbitals were degenerate... Now px is more stable,means less energy... so py and pz are degenerate...

    2. I know about it... Was expecting an answer and justify whether the things I read are true...

    3. s>p>d>f
    my ques is why?
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