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Atomic orbitals: 5g wave function
This page addresses the 5gxy(x2-y2) and 5gx4 + y4 wave functions. See below for links to images of the wave functions of the other 5g wave functions.
Schematic plot of the 5g wave function ψ5gx4 + y4.
The line graph on the left is a plot of values along along the x axis. The surface plot is in the xy plane, with the x direction from right to left, and the y direction from back to front.
The 5gxy(x2-y2) and 5gx4 + y4 orbitals are identical in appearance and differ only in direction. One can be mapped to the other by a 22.5° rotation about the z-axis. This is best seen when viewing both together.
Links to 5g wave functions
The Orbitron is a gallery of orbitals on the WWWThe OrbitronTM, a gallery of orbitals on the WWW, URL: http://winter.group.shef.ac.uk/orbitron/
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