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Hydrogen atoms only have one electron in an s-orbital, so there is not really any electron-to-electron repulsion occurring to differentiate between the different s, p, d, and f orbitals. In atoms with multiple electrons, the interaction between the electrons causes variations in angular components and spatial extents, causing them to have differing energies.
In lecture he said it's helpful to think of orbitals as functions opposed to a tangible path. So because H atoms only have one electron in an s orbital there would be no difference in energy levels and therefore only one orbital
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