Answer to Question #111587 in Inorganic Chemistry for Amarjit choudhary

Question #111587
The Russel-Saunders coupling is not valid for actinides. What coupling scheme could be more appropriate actinides and why?
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2020-04-23T13:07:22-0400

The Russel-Saunders coupling is mainly applied to the light atoms with atomic number less then 57. To get some better wave function approximation, j-j-coupling must be applied. Thus, actinides possess atomic numbers from 89 to 103 and this is definitely higher than 57.


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