What are some examples of atomic orbitals?

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May 21, 2018

s,p,d,f orbitals are the 4 different types of atomic orbitals.


s,p,d,f orbital are the most common orbital due to the fact that they are the lower energy levels that electrons can reside in. Each type of orbital has their own specific geometric shapes.

Elements have a certain number of electrons that reside in each level depending on the how many electrons there are. Such as hydrogen atom has a #1s^1# electron configuration and helium atom has a #1s^2# electron configuration.

Here are some more specific examples of atomic orbitals (electron configurations) if this is what you are asking for.

Na: #1s^2 2s^2 2p^6 3s^1#
Kr: #1s^2 2s^2 2p^6 3s^2 3p^6 4s^2 3d^10 4p^6#
C: #1s^2 2s^2 2p^2#