all the degenerate orbitals same same energy or not??

Asked by jahnvi bhatt | 3rd Feb, 2014, 08:10: PM

Expert Answer:

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Solution for your first query,
  • All px , py  and pz have the same value of principle quantum number.
  • That means all the three belong to the same energy level.
  • They both have the same value of “l”.
  • According to Aufbau Principle, energy of an orbital is determined by the formula (n+l).
  •  Since, all the three orbitals have the same value for this, they have the same energy.


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Answered by  | 10th Feb, 2014, 10:28: AM

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