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What Is An Atomic Orbital?
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The 2p and 3p Orbitals
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What Is A Hybrid Orbital?
The sp, sp^{2} and sp^{3}
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What Is An Atomic Orbital?
An atomic orbital
 is derived using the mathematical tools of quantum mechanics,

 is a representation of the threedimensional volume (i.e., the region in space) in which
an
electron is most likely to be found, and

 CANNOT be observed experimentally (electron
density can, however, be observed
experimentally). 
It is not possible to determine the exact location of an electron in an atom. However, the probability
of finding an electron at a given position can be calculated. The higher the probability
of finding an electron at a given position, the larger the electron density at that
position.
