We’re asked to identify what each box in an orbital diagram represents.
Recall that in an orbital diagram, boxes with arrow/(s) are used to represent the electrons in an atom.
There are 4 kinds of atomic orbitals, the s,p,d and f orbital:
• s–subshell can hold a maximum of 2 electrons
• p–subshell can hold a maximum of 6 electrons
• d–subshell can hold a maximum of 10 electrons
What does each box in an orbital diagram represent?
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