An illustration of the shape of the 3d orbitals

The transition metal series is defined by the progressive filling of the 3d orbitals. These five orbitals have the following ml values:

ml=0, ±1, ±2,


dx2-y2

dxy

dxz

dyz

dz2

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Comparison of 1s, 2s and 2p-orbitals

 

 

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