Problem: Classify the following statements as either true or false:In a contour representation of an orbital, such as the one shown here for a 2p orbital, the electron is confined to move about the nucleus on the outer surface of the shape.

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We're asked to classify the following statement as either true or false:


In a contour representation of an orbital, such as the one shown here for a 2p orbital, the electron is confined to move about the nucleus on the outer surface of the shape.


Recall that orbitals describe where an electron is most likely to be found


For the given contour representation of the 2p orbital, the regions within the blue shade describe where the electrons are most likely to be found


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Classify the following statements as either true or false:


In a contour representation of an orbital, such as the one shown here for a 2p orbital, the electron is confined to move about the nucleus on the outer surface of the shape.

A shape representation shows two diagonal teardrop shapes centered along the diagonal y-axis on either side of the x, y, z origin, with the tapered ends near the origin.


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