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Atomic orbitals: 3d electron densityThis page addresses the 3d_{z2} electron density. See the 3d_{xy}, 3d_{xz}, 3d_{yz}, and 3d_{x2y2} page for information about their electron densities. Schematic plot of the 3d_{z2} electron density function ψ_{3dz2}^{2}. The blue zones are where the wave function has negative values and the red zones denote positive values. The "surface" of the orbital represents points for which the electron density for that orbital is the same  an isosurface. By choosing different values of electron density, denoted by the bar moving up and down on the line plot or by the moving plane on the surface plot, then the size of the threedimensional plot changes. The plot above is for the 3d_{z2} orbital  see the 3d_{xy}, 3d_{xz}, 3d_{yz}, and 3d_{x2y2} page for comparable information about their electron densities. All values are of necessity not negative since the square of any real number cannot be less than zero.  

The Orbitron is a gallery of orbitals on the WWW The Orbitron^{TM}, a gallery of orbitals on the WWW, URL: http://winter.group.shef.ac.uk/orbitron/Copyright 20022015 Prof Mark Winter [The University of Sheffield]. All rights reserved. Document served: Monday 20th August, 2018 