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comment Do electrons actually reside in orbitals?
@sparkler Ok, the photo is very interesting. I will add an additional comment to this answer.
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comment Do electrons actually reside in orbitals?
@Sparkler: let's go back to the vector space example. One one case, you have an xy plane, in the other case, you have rotated your axes 45 degrees so that the new x axis is pointing in the middle of the old xy plane. Given a point on that plane, its coordinates with the new and old system will be different, but the point is still in the same position.
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comment Do electrons actually reside in orbitals?
@Sparkler those probabilities are obtained by the all-electron wavefunction, which in turn is derived from the one electron basis set. However, you can obtain that probability from different combinations. That's why you can see the same problem with valence orbitals (covalent + ionic) or with molecular orbitals (sigma + sigma^*), and it would not change a bit. They are just different functions that combine correctly into the same probability (and thus the same overall charge distribution)
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comment Do electrons actually reside in orbitals?
@Sparkler I answered more specifically to your direct questions. Now it's dinner time.
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comment Do electrons actually reside in orbitals?
@ToddR No I don't think so. I think that Sparkler is missing a vital vision of the topic that is due to an improper model during his training.
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