Lesson Worksheet: Atomic Orbitals Chemistry

In this worksheet, we will practice recognizing atomic orbitals based on their shape and describing their relationship with quantum numbers.

Q1:

Which of the following statements best describes an atomic orbital?

  • AA three-dimensional mathematical description of the most likely location of an electron in an atom
  • BA mathematical function that describes the movement of atoms in relation to other atoms
  • CA physical barrier around an atom that contains the electron
  • DThe precise position and momentum of an electron within an atom
  • EThe two-dimensional circular orbits electrons take around the nucleus

Q2:

What is the highest occupied orbital in an atom of boron?

  • A3s
  • B2p
  • C1p
  • D3p
  • E2s

Q3:

Molecular bonds, the chemical bonds in molecules, are formed from the overlap of atomic orbitals. Which two atomic orbitals’ overlap is likely to have formed the molecular orbital shown?

  • Af orbitals
  • Bp orbitals
  • Cd orbitals
  • Ds orbitals

Q4:

What name is given to an atomic orbital with the quantum numbers 𝑛=2, 𝑙=1, and π‘š=βˆ’1?

  • A2s
  • B2p
  • C2f
  • D3p
  • E2d

Q5:

The graph shows the probability of finding an electron at a distance from the nucleus for the first three s orbitals of an atom of hydrogen. Which plot corresponds to the 1s orbital?

  • AB
  • BA
  • CC

Q6:

Which of the images shows an s orbital?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q7:

What is the maximum number of electrons that exist in s subshell?

Q8:

Which of the following atomic orbitals is shown in the image?

  • Ap
  • Bf
  • Cd
  • Ds
  • Eg

Q9:

What is the number of orbitals in the shell that has the principal quantum number 𝑛=1?

  • A3 orbitals
  • B1 orbital
  • C16 orbitals
  • D4 orbitals
  • E9 orbitals

Q10:

How many orbitals are found in the s subshell?

  • A1 orbital
  • B2 orbitals
  • C5 orbitals
  • D3 orbitals
  • E7 orbitals

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