Electron Orbital Shapes - ElectronOrbitalShapes

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Electron Orbital Shapes Now, let's look closer at these electron orbitals and their shapes. Remember, we used a  two-dimensional plot of the wave function versus x to visualize the standing wave of an  electron trapped in one dimension. To visualize the standing waves (or orbitals) of  electrons bound to a positively charged nucleus in three dimensions, we will need a four- dimensional plot of the wave function vs. x, y, and z. This can be a bit tricky since our  visual perception is limited to three spatial dimensions. So we will need a few tricks to  help us visualize the four-dimensional standing waves of the electron in 3 dimension. 1s-orbital: The lowest energy orbital of the hydrogen atom. 2s-orbital: The second harmonic state.
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Remember that at the node, the probability of finding the electron is zero. In general, an  orbital with high n(principal quantum number) (e.g. n = 2, 3, 4.
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