Problem: Part B. Which of the following clusters of orbitals could form a shape similar to that shown here in the valence shell of an isolated atom or one about to enter into bonding with other atoms?Check all that apply.Atomic orbitals such as s, p, d, and f have specific shapes and orientations in an atom. The hybridization (or mixing) of atomic orbitals results in hybrid orbitals, which also have specific shapes and orientations. Any atomic orbitals that were not involved in the hybridization still remain in their original orientation in the valence shell of the atom.

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Part B. Which of the following clusters of orbitals could form a shape similar to that shown here in the valence shell of an isolated atom or one about to enter into bonding with other atoms?

Check all that apply.

Atomic orbitals such as s, p, d, and f have specific shapes and orientations in an atom. The hybridization (or mixing) of atomic orbitals results in hybrid orbitals, which also have specific shapes and orientations. Any atomic orbitals that were not involved in the hybridization still remain in their original orientation in the valence shell of the atom.

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