# 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 books with definitions for Atomic orbital

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### New Trends in Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics (2002)

Volume 2 Advanced Problems and Complex Systems Paris, France, 1999 by Jean Maruani, Christian Minot, R. McWeeny

* The 4s+3dz2 atomic orbital is an elongated hybrid that is weakly bonding and is
occupied by the single electron*. The planar geometry is the result of this new
interaction. The geometry has changed to accommodate the extra electron in a ...

### 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*.

*. The principal ...*

**An atomic orbital**is a wave function described by specific allowed values of the n, l, and ml quantum numbers### e-Study Guide for: Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach by Nivaldo J. Tro, ISBN 9780321560049 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wavelike behavior
ofeither one electron or a pair ofelectrons in an atom*. This function can be used
to calculate the probability of finding any electron ofan atom in anyspecific region
...

### Chemical Kinetics of Gas Reactions (2013)

by V. N. Kondrat'Ev

* A hybridized atomic orbital is an atomic wave function constructed in the
form of a linear combination of s-, p- or d-orbitals*. The electronic distribution
corresponding to it differs from the distribution of electrons in the isolated atoms (
see, ...

### e-Study Guide for: Chemistry (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Atomic
orbital: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wavelike
behavior of* ...

### Etiology (2013)

How to Detect Disease in Your Energy Field Before It Manifests in Your Body by Christina L. Ross, PhD, BCPP

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that depends on the coordinates of
the electron*. It describes the wave-like nature of an electron in an energy state
which is referred to as a wave function. An electron will only accept energy of the
...

### e-Study Guide for: Organic Chemistry (2012)

Chemistry, Organic chemistry by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wavelike behavior
ofeither one electron or a pair ofelectrons in an atom*. This function can be used
to calculate the probability offinding any electron ofan atom in anyspecific region
...

### e-Study Guide for: Chemistry: The Molecular Science by John W. Moore, ISBN 9780495105213 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that*.

### e-Study Guide for: General, Organic, and Biochemistry: Connecting Chemistry to Your Life by Ira Blei, ISBN 9780716743750 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes*.

### e-Study Guide for: Organic Chemistry [With Access Code] by Paula Y. Bruice, ISBN 9780131963160 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

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

### e-Study Guide for: Physical Chemistry by Ira N. Levine, ISBN 9780072538625 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

* 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 ...

### e-Study Guide for Organic Chemistry, Enhanced Edition, textbook by William H. Brown (2012)

Chemistry, Organic chemistry by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

* An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the wave-like behavior
of* ...

### e-Study Guide for Advances In Quantum Chemistry, Volume 56, textbook by John R. Sabin (2012)

Chemistry, Analytical chemistry by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electron or apairof electronsin an atom*. This
function canbe used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an atom
.

### e-Study Guide for Organic Chemistry, textbook by T. W. Graham Solomons (2012)

Chemistry, Organic chemistry by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

* 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 ...

### The Basics of Physics (2006)

by Rusty L. Myers

* An atomic orbital is a volume of space
surrounding the nucleus where there is a certain probability of finding the
electron*.

### e-Study Guide for: Quantum Chemistry by Donald A. McQuarrie, ISBN 9781891389504 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electron or a pairof electrons inanatom*. This
function ...

### e-Study Guide for: Organic Chemistry by Joseph M. Hornback, ISBN 9780534389512 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS 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
...

### e-Study Guide for: Chemistry: The Practical Science, Media Enhanced Edition by Paul Kelter, ISBN 9780547053936 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

**Atomic orbital**: * An atomic orbital is a mathematical function that describes the
wavelike behavior of either one electronora pair ofelectrons in anatom*. This
function canbeusedto calculate the probabilityof findingany electron ofanatom
inany ...

### e-Study Guide for: Chemistry: The Molecular Science by John W. Moore, ISBN 9780495115984 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook 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 ...

### e-Study Guide for: General Chemistry by Darrell Ebbing, ISBN 9780618857487 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

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

### e-Study Guide for: Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy by Thomas Engel, ISBN 9780321615046 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook 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 ...

### e-Study Guide for: Inorganic Chemistry by Gary L. Miessler, ISBN 9780130354716 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook 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 ...

### e-Study Guide for: Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry by Geoff Rayner-Canham, ISBN 9780716789635 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook 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

### e-Study Guide for: Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices by Safa O. Kasap, ISBN 9780073104645 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook 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 ...

### Fundamentals of Structural Chemistry (1993)

by Gong-du Zhou

**Atomic orbital** contours * An atomic orbital is a function of r,9>*;. The value of 'p
at any point in space around the nucleus varies as r, 9 and <t> vary. It is difficult to
express a three-dimensional quantity in two dimensions. Hence, the values of ...

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