atomic orbital

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atomic orbital

[ə′täm·ik ′ȯr·bə·təl]
(atomic physics)
The space-dependent part of a wave function describing an electron in an atom.
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The NBO calculations testified the most impressive red shifts are manifested in the H-O bonds due to the most drastic variations in the p-orbital of the oxygen.
As shown in Table 2, the p-orbital configurations for the Ch ligands are as follows: 4.39, 3.86, and 3.79 for O, S, and Se, respectively.
Three co-ordinate boron possesses an empty p-orbital which should be a powerful !-acceptor.