Atomic Orbital

Atomic Orbital

The term ‘atomic orbital’ refers to the physical space or region around an atom’s nucleus where the probability of a specific electron being present is greatest. The mathematical representation of … Read more

Shapes of Atomic Orbitals

Shapes of Atomic Orbitals

Different atomic orbitals have different shapes. In other words, they describe different probability distributions for the electrons that surround the nucleus. One of the reasons why orbitals vary in energy … Read more