What is the difference between s- orbital and s-subshell?

Asked by Kalita Padmanath | 14th Jul, 2016, 01:18: PM

Expert Answer:

Electrons that have the same value for n (the principle quantum number) are in the same shell.

Within a shell (same n), all electrons that share the same l (the angular momentum quantum number) are in the same sub-shell.

When electrons share the same n, l, and ml, we say they are in the same orbital (they have the same energy level, shape, and orientation).

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 14th Jul, 2016, 03:16: PM