How the azimuthal quantum number(l) tells about the shape of the orbital?

Asked by devanshu_jain | 13th Jul, 2010, 05:35: PM

Expert Answer:

Of the value of l = 0, the shape is spherical. Its s orbital.
l = 1 its p orbital and the shape is dumb bell.
l = 2 its shape is double dumb bell. Its d orbital
So by looking at the value of l, we can know that what is the shape of teh orbital.

Answered by  | 16th Jul, 2010, 09:27: AM

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