Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 9 - Electrons in Atoms and the Periodic Table - Exercises - Problems - Page 318: 46


4p orbital is farther away from the nucleus as compared to 3p orbital.

Work Step by Step

As we move away from the nucleus the principal shell is numbered as 1,2,3,4... with the shell with a lower number being closer to the nucleus. Due to this reason, the 3p orbital is closer to the nucleus as compared to the 4p orbital.
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