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Atomic orbitals: 6f wave functions

This page addresses the 6fx3, 6fy3, and 6fz3 wave functions. The last of these (6fz3) is common to both the general and cubic 6f orbital sets. The other two are not in the general set. See below for links to images of the wave functions of the other 6f wave functions.

Schematic plot of the 6fx(5x2-3r2) (abbreviated as 6fx3) wave function ψ6fx3.

The line graph on the left is a plot of values along the x-axis. The surface plot on the right shows values of ψ6fx3 on any slice drawn through the x-axis such as the xy and xz planes.

The 6fx3, 6fy3, and 6fz3 are identical in appearance and differ only in direction. This is best seen when viewing all three together.

Links to 6f wave functions

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