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Hi. I am having some problems with my chemistry, and I hope that u will be able to help me out. Suppose we are in the shell n=2 of an atom. It has 2 orbitals, the s-orbital and the p-orbital. The p-orbital has an ď8Ē shape. But, how can an electron go past the n=2 shell to the n=1 shell through the nucleus and back to the n=2 shell? I mean, electrons cannot pass through the space between n=1 and n=2, isnít it? And it canít pass through the nucleus, isnít it??? Please help.
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