Ok, well the l = 0 orbits are spherically symmetric anyway. So, let's say I have...err, Boron, I think. So I have the 1s and 2s shells are filled, and I have one electron that's spread among the m = -1,0,+1 orbitals, right? But they always taught us that it takes one of the six available places...was that simply misleading?
So when we add more electrons in the l = 1 orbital, they keep spreading themselves among the various available spherical harmonics such that the sum is spherically symmetric?
Thanks for the response!