Problem: Draw 90% probability contour (with axes) for the  pz orbital.

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  • Recall that a p orbital is a lobed or dumbbell shaped orbital
  • The p orbital lies depending on their axis, in this case we have a p orbital at z axis
  • The 90% probability contour for a pz orbital will appear as:
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Draw 90% probability contour (with axes) for the  pz orbital.

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