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Sim: Atomic Orbitals

You can select an orbital to view by clicking on the appropriate button. The calculation of the 40,000 points comprising the image (200x200 pixels) is quite a chore for the computer so be patient if you are working on an older machine! Once an orbital has been chosen, you can select a z-section by entering a value for z in the little box at the bottom right of the applet. To do this, click in the box, type your choice of z and press "enter" (or its equivalent) ONCE on the keyboard. You MUST press "enter" or the z value will not be registered by the applet, and the calculation will not start.

onkeydown = "keyDown(event)"
Enter z (pm)   

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