How are s orbitals different from p orbitals?
The s orbital is spherical, while the p orbital is shaped like a dumbbell. Due to these shapes, the s orbital has only one orientation, while the p orbital has three degenerate orientations (
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The s orbital has nodes that lay within its spherical boundaries at select radial distances
Whereas the s orbital only increases in size and varies due to the quantum number