Rotations of d Orbitals

Octahedral

Click the top orbital image to load the orbital, then click below for the appropriate rotation

The changes in sign that occur under C4 rotation around the z-axis.

(a) A dxy orbital is rotated into the negative of itself.

(b) A dyz orbital is rotated into a dxz orbital.

Orbital-orbital overlap and SALC Homepage
 

 

 

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