Problem: Describe the shape of a p orbital.a. sphericalb. dumbbell shapedc. three lobesd. four lobese. eight lobes

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We are asked to describe the shape of a p orbital.

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Describe the shape of a p orbital.

a. spherical
b. dumbbell shaped
c. three lobes
d. four lobes
e. eight lobes

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