## Labeling p orbital

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Catherine_Zhang_1H
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### Labeling p orbital

When would we have to label the three p orbitals using x,y, and z?

Josh Ku 3H
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### Re: Labeling p orbital

I think the question would have to ask you specifically to write out the different orbitals of the subshell. If its just asking for the electron configuration than you shouldn't have to write it out.