3-D Graphic Examples of Atomic Orbitals
Click and drag on a loaded orbital.

Note that each dot is not an electron but a measure of probability for that orbital's electron location.

Where the dots are densest, that orbital's electrons (only 2 max) have the highest probability of being. Another way to say this is that the smeared electron wave is most intense there.

Note that each orbital always has n-1 nodes, where n is the principal quantum number.

Molecular 3-D modeling fun here.

Click one of the orbital types below (wait for it to load).