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Atomic orbitals: 5d electron densityThis page addresses the 5d_{xy}, 5d_{xz}, 5d_{yz}, and 5d_{x2y2} wave functions. See the 5d_{z2} page for information about its electron density. Schematic plot of the 5d_{xy} electron density function ψ_{5dxy}^{2}. The blue zones are where the wave function has negative values and the red zones denote positive values. The graph on the left is a plot of values along a single line along the x=y line drawn through the nucleus while the surface plot on the right shows values of ψ_{5dxy}^{2} on the xy plane drawn through the nucleus. 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 labelled for the 5d_{xy} orbital but the form of the plots for the 5d_{xz}, 5d_{yz}, and 5d_{x2y2} orbitals is similar, differing only in orientation. See the 5d_{z2} page for comparable information about its electron density. 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: Sunday 27th September, 2020 