**We are asked to ****determine how would the dx^{2}- y^{2} orbital in the n=5 shell compare to the dx^{2}-y^{2} orbital in the n=3 subshell**

**Below is ****a general representation of the said orbital****:**

How would the *d**x*^{2}- *y*^{2} orbital in the *n*=5 shell compare to the *d**x*^{2}-*y*^{2} orbital in the *n*=3 subshell?

a) The contour of the orbital would extend further out along the *x* and *y* axes.

b) The value of ℓ would increase by 2.

c) The radial probability function would include two more nodes.

d) The orientation of the orbital would be rotated 45° along the *xy* plane.

e) The *m*ℓ value would be the same.