This is a simple in-class activity that asks students to utilize any of the given available online orbital viewers to help them identify atomic orbital overlap and interactions.
Following the activity, students will be able to:
- draw the s, p, and d atomic orbitals using the given coordinate axes
- analyze the orbital interaction by looking at their symmetry and overlap (or lack of)
- differentiate s, p, d, and nonbonding molecular orbital
Internet connection and computer
This activity should be run in a computer lab.