Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Electron Art

Elder Offspring and I have been tackling intro chemistry. As in high school, I found myself wondering why only the s-, p-, and d-orbitals for electrons are ever shown in the textbook. What do the f- and g-orbitals look like? Back then, of course, one could only wonder. Today, in the miraculous age of the internet, the answer is a few keystrokes away. Behold.

Aren't those cool?

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