Problem: For the hydrogen atom, list the following orbitals in order of decreasing energy: 3s, 2s, 2p, 5s, 4d.

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In Hydrogen atom (single electron): 

  • orbitals with the same n value  degenerate (same energy level)
  • energy increases with the increasing n value


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For the hydrogen atom, list the following orbitals in order of decreasing energy: 3s, 2s, 2p, 5s, 4d.

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