We’re asked to determine which of the d orbitals most resembles a pz orbital.
First, we need to recall the shapes of p-orbitals and d-orbitals:
• px - (along x-axis)
• py - (along y-axis)
• pz - (along z-axis)
Which of the d orbitals most resembles a pz orbital?
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