What is the orientation in space of an atomic orbital associated with?

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Jul 3, 2017

Answer:

It's related to the angular quantum number #l# or, more simply, the orbital's shape.

Explanation:

An electron orbital's magnetic quantum number #m_l# is its orientation in space, and it contains integral values in the range #[-l,l]# and the orbitals angular quantum number is #l# that defines its shape.