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Atomic orbital
Meaning
Noun
●
In Chemistry & Quantum mechanics:
A
mathematical
function
that
describes
the wave-like
behavior
of either one
electron
or a
pair
of
electron
s 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 physical
region
or
space
where an
electron
can be
calculated
to be present, as
defined
by the particular
mathematical
form of the orbital.
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