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In my text book, the definition given for a shell, is "a group of orbitals with the same value of n." So, I think this one makes more sense. Meanwhile, a subshell is a group of orbtals with the same value of n and l.

The value of n also represents the energy level.

Another thing, orbitals and orbits are 2 different things. Orbitals are mathematical equations (wave functions) for electrons in atoms. And the probability of finding an electron at a given point is proportional to the amplitude of the elctron wave squared.

And electron is not stationary in the orbital. It is always moving. So we can only use the term probability to "describe" it.

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