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or•bit•al



Pronunciation: (ôr'bi-tl), [key]
adj.
of or pertaining to an orbit.

n.
Physics, Chem.
a. a wave function describing the state of a single electron in an atom (atomic orbital) or in a molecule (molecular orbital).
b. the electron in that state.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

orbitorbital angular momentum
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