3dxy orbital
3dxz orbital
3dyz orbital


 
3dx2-y2 orbital
3dz2 orbital
 



In addition to s and p orbitals, there is another set of orbitals which becomes available for electrons to inhabit at higher energy levels. At the third level, there is a set of five d orbitals (with more complex shapes and names) as well as the 3s and 3p orbitals (3px, 3py, 3pz). At the third level there are a total of nine orbitals altogether.


s orbitals

p orbitals

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