p orbital

noun

ˈpē-
often ital p
: the orbital of an electron shell in an atom in which the electrons have the second lowest energy

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of p orbital was in 1960

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“P orbital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/p%20orbital. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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