Shape of s-orbitals in 3D

An illustration of the shape of the 1s, 2s and 3s orbitals

3 p orbitals
3 p orbitals
The s sub shell can hold a maximum of two electrons as there is only one orbital. S orbitals are spherical in shape and increase in size as the energy level or shell increases.

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

 

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