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Learning outcome 28: Chemistry of transition elements

28.1: General physical and chemical properties of the first row of transition elements, titanium to copper

Learning outcome 28.1.2

This statement asks that you can sketch the shape of two of the d orbitals.

You will find a description of the shapes of d orbitals on the page more about d orbitals. Just read the section headed "The shapes of 3d orbitals", and learn the shapes of the two that the syllabus wants - the 3dxy and the 3dz2 orbitals.

You only need the first half of this page. Don't go beyond the diagram of the 3dz2 orbital.

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