Saturday, May 14, 2011

Difference Between Orbit and Orbital

ORBIT
ORBITAL
It is well-defined circular path followed by electron around nucleus. It is a region of space around the nucleus where the probability of finding an electron is maximum.
It represents two dimensional motion of electron around nucleus. It represents three dimensional motion of electron around nucleus.
The maximum no. of electrons in an orbit is 2n2. The maximum no. of electrons in an orbital is 2.
Orbit is circular in shape. Orbitals have different shapes.

36 comments:

  1. thanks it was very useful

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  2. really very useful

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  3. there is a wrong here,degenerate orbitals have 2 electrons,but orbitals,
    s-2
    p-6
    d-10
    f-14

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    1. NO, each orbital has 2 electrons but s,p,d,f are sublevels not orbitals

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    1. n is orbit number
      in 1st orbit n is 1 and hence it can hold 2 electrons
      in 2nd orbit n is 2 and hence it can hold 8 electrons
      the same way,
      3rd orbit n=3 electrons=18
      4th orbit n=4 electrons=32 and so on.....

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  5. thank u sooooooo much

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  7. Awesome, finnaly a real answer

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  10. Thank u soooo much

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  11. can not you provide me a video related with orbit and orbitals

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  12. Thanks it helped me to cheat, i took it to the examination hall

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