Shell Name | Principle Quantum Number |
Azimuthal Quantum Number (0, .., n-1) |
Name of Orbit |
Shape of Orbit (according to later Schrodinger) |
Magnetic Quantum Number (-l, .., +l) |
Detailed Name of Orbit |
Number of Orbits (2*l+1) |
Capacity for Electrons |
K shell | n=1 | l=0 | 1s | Sphere | ml= 0 | 1s | 1 | 2*1=2 |
L shell | n=2 | l=0 | 2s | Sphere | ml= 0 | 2s | 1 | 2*1=2 |
l=1 | 2p | Dumbbell | ml=-1 ml= 0 ml=+1 |
2px 2py 2pz |
3 | 2*3=6 | ||
M shell | n=3 | l=0 | 3s | Sphere | ml= 0 | 3s | 1 | 2*1=2 |
l=1 | 3p | Dumbbell | ml= -1 ml= 0 ml= +1 |
3px 3py 3pz |
3 | 2*3=6 | ||
l=2 | 3d | X-shaped Dumbbells etc |
ml=-2 ml=-1 ml= 0 ml=+1 ml=+2 |
3dx^{2}-y^{2} 3dzx 3dyz 3dxy 3dz^{2} |
5 | 2*5=10 |