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    Shapes of Atomic Orbitals
    The energies of atomic orbitals also describes their shapes. The shapes are uncertain, but predictions have been made by experimentation. Another difficult task is describing where an electron is. We can think of it as a wave, and describing its exact location is impossible for us to comprehend. Instead, we can think of it as the statistical probability of the electron being found at a particular place. An electron cloud is used for showing the probability of where an electron is using a dot-density diagram. The denser the dots are in the diagram, the more probability that an electron could be found there.
    For example, these are dot-density diagrams for the s and p orbitals (cross sections):

    px orbital
    py orbital


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