Orbit and Orbital


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Orbit and Orbital


Orbit / Shell

Orbital / Sub Shell


It is a fixed circular path of an electron around the nucleus.

It is the region around the nucleus where electron can most probably found.


Orbit give us the idea about the plane motion of electron

Orbital give three dimensional motion of an electron.


The maximum number of electron in an orbit are given by 2n2

An orbital cannot accommodate more than two electrons.


The shape of orbit is fixed

Different orbital has different shape