This section deals with the basics of quantum mechanics. Don’t worry too much about it, but this is some good general information.
These funny orbital shapes represent the 3-D plots of the equations that describe the probability of finding electrons at any given place as their energy states increase.
Concept: Constructive vs. destructive interference.4m
Instead of colliding into each other, wave functions have the ability to interfere with each other upon meeting.
The type of interference determines if a new bond will be created between the two orbitals.