2s | 2p | 3s | 3p | 3d

Other sites with atomic and molecular orbital pictures:

Mark Winter's Orbitron site from Sheffield University in England has very pretty pictures.

2s
orbital. Notice there is 1 radial nodes. The
1s, which is
lower in energy, has no nodes.

2p orbital. Notice that this orbital has no radial nodes, just one angular nodal plane.

3s orbital. Notice that this orbital has 2 radial nodes.

3p orbital. Notice that this orbital has 1 radial node in addition to the angular nodal plane of a p orbital.

3d_{z2}
orbital. Notice that this orbital has only
angular nodes.

3d_{xy}
orbital. Again notice the orbital has only
angular nodes.

4p orbital. Notice this orbital has 2 radial nodes in addition to the angular nodal plane of a p orbital.

Expires: September 7, 20092p orbital. Notice that this orbital has no radial nodes, just one angular nodal plane.

3s orbital. Notice that this orbital has 2 radial nodes.

3p orbital. Notice that this orbital has 1 radial node in addition to the angular nodal plane of a p orbital.

3d

3d

4p orbital. Notice this orbital has 2 radial nodes in addition to the angular nodal plane of a p orbital.

2s
| 2p
| 3s
| 3p
| 3d_{z2}
| 3d_{xy}
| 4p

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