# Atomic orbital

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## Definition of the noun Atomic orbital

What does Atomic orbital mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- [
*quantum*] [*chemistry*] The quantum mechanical behaviour of an electron in an atom describing the probability of the electron's particular position and energy. - A particular atomic orbital associated with a given set of quantum numbers.

## Explanation

**Atomic orbital**: An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wave-like behavior of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom. This function can be used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an atom in any specific region around the atom's nucleus. The term may also refer to the physical region or space where the electron can be calculated to be present, as defined by the particular mathematical form of the orbital.

- also known as 原子轨道

## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Atomic orbital

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### Chemistry: Principles and Practice (2009)

by Daniel Reger, Scott Goode, David Ball

* An atomic orbital is a wave
function described by specific allowed values of the n, l, and ml quantum
numbers*.

*, ...*

**An atomic orbital**is a wave function described by specific allowed values of the n, l### Chemistry, The Practical Science (2016)

by CTI Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom*. This
function can be used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an
atom in ...

### Chemistry, The Molecular Science (2016)

by CTI Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom*. This
function can be used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an
atom in ...

### Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry, A Decision-Based Guide to Organic Mechanisms (2016)

Chemistry, Organic chemistry by CTI Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom*. This
function can be used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an
atom in ...

### Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (2016)

by CTI Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: **An atomic orbital** is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom

### Inorganic Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either oneelectron or a pairof electrons in an atom*. This
function can be used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an
atom.

### A TEXTBOOK OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND PROBLEM ANALYSIS (2014)

by K. L. GHATAK

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function which describes the wave-like nature
of either one electron or a pair of electron's in the atom*. The concept of the
mathematical function y is that it expresses the square root of the probability of
finding ...

### Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

**An atomic orbital** is a mathematical function that describes the wavelike behavior
of either one electron or a pair of electrons in an atom

### Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices (2016)

by CTI Reviews

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wavelike behavior
of either one electronor a pair of electrons in an atom*. This function can be used
to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an atom in any specific ...

### Macmillan Dictionary of Chemistry (1987)

by D. Brynn Hibbert, A.M. James

At high temperatures, molecular hydrogen is largely dissociated
**atomic orbital** ...

### Dictionary of Chemistry

molecular orbital An orbital
similar to **an atomic orbital**, but which spreads over the entire molecule. An orbit
resulting ...

### Elsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

d Atomnummer f; Protonenzahl f; Kernladungszahl f; Ordnungszahl f numéro
matomique; numéro m des protons número matômico; número m de prótons *
atomic orbit → 2208 * **atomic orbital** → 672 atomic shell; atomic energy level (Mol
.) ...

### Sterling Dictionary of Physics (1999)

by Jasvinder Singh

**Atomic Orbital** : See orbital. Atomic Theory : Theory of the structure of atom.
Dalton put forward the first explanation in the beginning of the nineteenth century
(Also see atom). Atomic Volume : The atomic weight of an element divided by its
...

### Dictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

**atomic orbital** (
chemistry) Wave function that characterizes the behaviour (USA: behavior) of an
...

### The Sterling Dictionary Of Chemistry (1999)

by Anand Dhingra

**ATOMIC ORBITAL** : See orbital. ATOMIC VOLUME : The ratio of relative atomic
mass of an element to its density. ATOMIC WEIGHT : It is the weight of an atom of
the element when compared to that of a C-12 atom taken as 12 a.m.u. It is called
...

### The Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Chemistry (2007)

by John O. E. Clark, William Hemsley

**atomic orbital** Wave
function that characterizes the behavior of an electron when orbiting the nucleus
of an ...

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