what is the difference between - shell , subshell and orbitals
 
Is shell and orbit are the same
 
Is orbit and orbital is same
 
What is the relation between subshell and orbital

Asked by P S Lakshmi | 11th Jul, 2015, 01:04: 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 Arvind Diwale | 11th Jul, 2015, 03:52: PM