To determine how the 2s and 3p orbitals differ from the 1s and 2p orbitals:
Recall shapes of the s, p, and d orbitals.
How do the 2s and 3p orbitals differ from the 1s and 2p orbitals?
Match the words in the left column to the appropriate blanks in the sentences on the right.
the same shape as
a different shape than
the same amount of
The 2s orbital would be ________ the 1s orbital but would be ________ size, and the 3p orbitals would have ________
the 2p orbitals but would be ________ size. Also, the 2s and 3p orbitals would have ________ nodes.
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