100 thoughts on “Orbitals, the Basics: Atomic Orbital Tutorial — probability, shapes, energy; Crash Chemistry Academy

  1. Thank you so much! This video is a life saver. I have a potentially dumb question, though: do all these orbitals normally exist in every atom, but depending on the number of electrons, they'll stay wherever they need to stay? In other words, let's say for lithium the 2s subshell is all it needs, but the rest of the orbitals still exist? I know this might be a confusing question, but I just wonder how those other orbitals come to be. I feel like they might always just be there but are not always filled up. Am I correct?

  2. Excellent video. Could you give us more about the valence electrons behavior ? I've heard their orbits is more elongated than the rest.

  3. How does an electron with higher energy cause a greater distance? Also, do more electrons translate to more orbitals and larger area tp occupy?? Thanks!

  4. Great video,
    however it's impossible to watch with that freaking marker/pen Noise.. it triggers my OCD, then kills it.

  5. really this is the most clear explanation for the orbitals on the internet, better than hank Green or khan academy thank you very much

  6. Is there a website I can go to or a program I an download that would show me the electron orbitals for every element? I need to make a model for Cadmium for school, but I don't want to use the Bohr's model. Can you please help? thanks!

  7. This was so much more helpful than the crash course. This gave me all the information I needed without giving me so much extra detail that I got confused.

  8. Wow very informative… thank you… but if I can just make a suggestion. Please don't take this so negatively. You can make your presentation more professional by changing your live audio recording with a professional grade microphone that excludes that distracting sounds of your computer interactions. Just edit the video and include an Audio recording of your lecture. Thank you.

  9. Hi! I just wanted to thank you so much for this video! It help me understand this topic very much, (My teacher goes pretty fast when teaching) I appreciate you’re constant reminders of previously learned material throughout the video, it really helped me process this topic! 😊

  10. it's been 5 years i had been trying to understand orbitals.. finally because of you i got it clearly.. thank you

  11. Thank You!!! spent almost two hours flipping from my orgo textbook to my chemistry textbook and other youtube videos and this video is the only one that made sense to me. Awesome!!

  12. I have wasted so much time trying to understand this that I thought I must be an idiot. I finally get that the shapes, or probability clouds, of orbitals only hold two electrons no matter how many lobes and complicated the shape of the orbital is. I had confused each lobe of an orbital as representing a different shell. I don't understand why the books and videos just don't start with this presentation to begin with. As Feynman said, its' not complicated, just a lot of sub-structures. Thank you.

  13. So, if a 1s orbital is being covered by a 2s orbital, can the electrons of the 2s orbital be found inside the 1s orbital? making it seem as if the 1s orbital had 4 electrons but it's actually the 1s and 2s electrons in the same place?

  14. Wait.. If one 2p orbital can hold 2 electrons, then why does carbon need two 2p orbitals? Since one 2p would be enough for 6 electrons cause the other 4 are in the first two s orbitals

  15. Great!! but why on earth are you calling the vertical axis "z" instead of "y"?!

    Just to confirm: an orbital is where you definitely find an electron – 157% certainty? Did I understand correctly?

  16. Now I understand. It's all about thermodynamics haha! Great job man!!! Understand it so well now.Thank you so much

  17. Very good video to help your 12 years old son/daughter understand a bit the theory of the "orbitals" (funnily a kind of wrong name).

  18. wish you would have gone over binding and antibinding properties of the stuff but i get that this wouldnt have fit all to well into this video, still really great stuff here, thx a lot

  19. Can someone explain how this links with the 2,8,8 Energy levels that I've been taught in school. I thought that the 2nd Energy level can hold a maximum of 8 electrons and only the 1st Energy level can hold 2 electrons?

  20. Watched so many videos and asked so many teachers, this one is the only one that actually explained it right. Oof, thanks mate 😀

  21. If the number in front of the letter reveals which energy level it is (for example 1s is the first and 2s is the second energy level) then why when we get to the p shaped orbitals is it 2p? Why not 1p?

  22. 1s2,,,,2s2_2p6,,,,3s2_3p6,,,,4s2_4p6_3d10 etc etc a atom is generator motor ellectric with stator is nucleus with positive sarcine and rotor is ellectronic with negative sarcine movies around nucleus and lex maxwell rotE=_dB/dt and rotH=J+dD/dt and HrotE–ErotH=div(H*E) and at must relativist lex lorentz_einstein for study equilibrium force from of in inside atom taken generator_ motor _intristing is J vector numeric is valid_value with electronic sarcine single egall courent of conduction_ ____archaicxn lord

  23. Do the inner region s of the p orbitals envelop the nucleus? The p orbitals seem detached from the nucleus unless they encircle the nucleus.

  24. I was stuck on this in my textbook for a week, rereading it over and over. Thank you for clearing things up 😄

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *