3pz Orbital

One other p orbital, the 3pz, is shown so that you can see how orbitals of a given type change as we go to higher principal quantum numbers. In this orbital most of the electron density is in the two outer lobes of the orbital, but there is some electron density in the two small inner lobes. Remind yourself that this is all one orbital, not several orbitals. This orbital has cylindrical symmetry, as do all p orbitals.

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