Professor Sylvia Ceyer focuses on p-orbitals, describing nodal planes, angular nodes, and radial probability distributions. The conversation continues forward to wavefunctions for multielectron atoms, beginning with an explanation of electron configuration. The Pauli and spin exclusion principle is covered, and the lecture concludes with a discussion of one electron wavefunctions for multielectron atoms.
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