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The Orbitron:

a gallery of atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals on the WWW

  • Images representing atomic orbitals and molecular orbitals
  • Animated plots of wave functions
  • Animated plots of electron density
  • "Dot-density" plots of electron density
  • Plots of radial distribution functions


A note

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Adapted from Encarta World English Dictionary:

-tron suffix. a device for manipulating atoms or subatomic particles, accelerator.

Orbital /áwrbit'l/ noun. (Phys) Space in an atom occupied by an electron. A subdivision of the available space within an atom for an electron to orbit the nucleus. an atom has many orbitals, each of which has a fixed size and shape and can hold up to two electrons.

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