Problem: List all orbitals from 1s through 5s according to increasing energy for multielectron atoms. Rank orbitals from smallest to largest energy.1s,3p,4p,3s,3d,4s,2p,2s,5s.

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Concept: Electron Configuration. 

 Ranking the energy of orbitals is different from ranking the size of orbitals. Keep this is mind as you rank these orbitals in increasing energy. Size depends on the level and sub-level of orbitals, but energy does not

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List all orbitals from 1s through 5s according to increasing energy for multielectron atoms. Rank orbitals from smallest to largest energy.

1s,3p,4p,3s,3d,4s,2p,2s,5s.

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