Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 6 - Electronic Structure of Atoms - Exercises: 6.73c

Answer

Each box in an orbital diagram represents an orbital of that atom.

Work Step by Step

Therefore, for example, the $p$ orbitals have 3 orbitals. Therefore, the $p$ part in an orbital diagram always has 3 boxes showing 3 types of orbitals, no matter what the principal quantum number $n$ is.
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