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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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