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Question 12 of 12
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(a) Discuss the difference in the shapes of s and p orbitals. (b) How many electrons does each
orbital hold? (c) Which of these orbitals do electrons occupy first? (d) Which of these orbitals
has the electrons with the highest energy, assuming both orbitals are in the same energy level?
Be sure to base your answer on what we discussed in THIS class and use the terminology from
the materials in THIS course. Your answer must be sufficiently detailed to receive credit, and
properly labeled according to the letters above.
The s orbital has a sphere shape. Each orbital can hold no more than two electrons. Electrons
occupy the 1s orbital first. It fills as follows, 1s, 2s, 2p,2p,2p,3s, 3p,3p,3p,4s, 3d,3d,3d,3d,3d,
The p orbital has a dumbbell shape. P orbitals have l = 1, with three possible values for m (-1, 0,
+1). The wave function is complex when m = 1 or m = -1.
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