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Atomic orbitals: 7d electron density

This page addresses the 7dxy, 7dxz, 7dyz, and 7dx2-y2 wave functions. See the 7dz2 page for information about its electron density.

"Dot-density" plot of the 7dxy electron density function ψ7dxy2. Blue represents negative values for the wave functions and red represents positive values.

This page displays the electron density of the 7dxy orbital as a "dot-density" diagram. High density of dots in a region denotes high electron density.

The plot above is labelled for the 7dxy orbital but the form of the plots for the 7dxz, 7dyz, and 7dx2-y2 orbitals is similar, differing only in orientation. See the 7dz2 page for comparable information about its electron density.

Using JSmol

You can use your mouse to manipulate the "orbital" in the "JSmol" image above.

  • Click on the JSmol text in the above diagram to show a popup menu.
  • To rotate about the x and y directions, drag mouse around the image
  • To rotate about the z direction (which comes out of the screen towards you), hold shift and drag mouse horizontally
  • To zoom, hold shift key down and drag mouse vertically
  • To reset the image, hold down shift key and double click ony part of the image not containing dots
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