chemistry

posted by Anonymous

Which of the following statements best describes p orbitals?

a dumbbell with a ring around it

a sphere around the nucleus

a four-leave clover

two lobes apposing each other

Examine the three isotopes of potassium (K) below.
potassium-41, potassium-39, potassium-40
Which of the answer choices lists these isotopes in the order of having the least amount of neutrons to having the most amount of neutrons?

potassium-41, potassium-40, potassium-39

potassium-39, potassium-41, potassium-40

potassium-41, potassium-39, potassium-40

potassium-39, potassium-40, potassium-41

  1. Damon

    You can have one p axis pointing in the x direction, one in the y direction, and one in the z direction. each of these contain two electrons, plus spin and minus spin so there can be a total of 6 p electrons at this level. I guess each two electron p would look like a dumbbell but I do not know what the ring about it means. I suppose it might indicate the level of the orbit.

    All potassium atoms have the same number of protons. Therefore the atomic mass goes up with the number of neutrons 39, 40 , 41

  2. Anonymous

    thank you

  3. Damon

    You are welcome.

  4. DrBob222

    In my opinion, none of the answer choices for the p orbitals is correct.

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