Shapes of the 3d orbitals in 3D

An illustration of the shape of the 3d orbitals

Click the images to see the various 3d orbitals. Nodal planes and one of the two nodal cones for dz2, where there is no electron density, are displayed after a short delay.
There are a total of five d orbitals and each orbital can hold two electrons. The transition metal series is defined by the progressive filling of the 3d orbitals.These five orbitals have the following ml values:

ml=0, ±1, ±2,

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Comparison of 1s, 2s and 2p-orbitals


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