Orbit and Orbital

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Orbit and Orbital

 

Orbit / Shell

Orbital / Sub Shell

1

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.

2

Orbit give us the idea about the plane motion of electron

Orbital give three dimensional motion of an electron.

3

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

An orbital cannot accommodate more than two electrons.

4

The shape of orbit is fixed

Different orbital has different shape