# Why can two #s# orbitals NOT be degenerate?

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Two or more orbitals are degenerate if they have the same energy.

**Degenerate** means that they have the same energy. **one**

Degeneracy is defined for a *selection* of orbitals that are *equal* in energy, irrespective of quantum number, but they must be essentially equal in energy to be degenerate, and there must be at least two of them in total.

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