Chemistry

Atomic Orbital And Molecular Orbital

Atomic Orbital

  1. It consists of a single nucleus.
  2. The electrons are mono-centric i.e., under the influence of one nucleus.
  3. Atomic orbitals are represented as s, p, d, and f.

Molecular Orbital

  1. It consists of more than one nucleus.
  2. Electrons are polycentric i.e., under the influence of more than one nucleus.
  3. Molecular orbitals are represented as σ, σ* etc.

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