GRE Subject Test: Chemistry : Orbitals and Bonding

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GRE Subject Test: Chemistry

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Quantum Chemistry

Which of the following sets of quantum numbers () could correspond to a  orbital?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since we're looking at the  orbital, we know . The range of possible values for  is 0 to . Possible values for  range  to . Therefore, among the answer choices,  is the only possible combination of quantum numbers corresponding to an  orbital. 

Example Question #2 : Quantum Chemistry

Which of the following sets of quantum numbers could correspond to a  orbital?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since we're looking at the  orbital, we know . The range of possible values for  is 0 to . Possible values for  range  to . Therefore, among the answer choices,

is the only possible combination of quantum numbers corresponding to a  orbital.

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