Recall the different shapes of the s, p, and d orbitals.
The mℓ values (for each ℓ) represent an orbital for the subshell:
s subshell → 1 orbital
p subshell → 3 orbitals
d subshell → 5 orbitals
▪Possible set of quantum #'s for n = 3:
You may want to reference (Pages 232 - 235) Section 6.6 while completing this problem.
The contour representation of one of the orbitals for the n = 3 shell of a hydrogen atom is shown in the figure below.
In which of the following ways would you modify this sketch if the value of the magnetic quantum number, m𝓁, were to change?
(i) It would be drawn larger
(ii) The number of lobes would change
(iii) The lobes of the orbital would point in a different direction
(iv) There would be no change in the sketch
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