Mon August 27, 2012 By: Arun Mathew

the azimuthal quantum number of an orbital is 1. what is its shape?

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Mon August 27, 2012
Azimuthal quantum number describes the subshell,it is represented by l
if l=1 then the orbital is p orbital.It has two-lobed shape is sometimes referred to as a "dumbbell"
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