# which subshell is nearer to the nucleus and why? Plz mention all the subshell according to nearer to nucleus

rahul rathee
16 Points
11 years ago

distance of subshell from nucleus
s<p<d<f<g<h......................

sheik arbaz
38 Points
11 years ago

Dear friend,

subshell ''s'' is nearer to nuclues since it have less energy than other subshell.when you go away from the nucleus the energy increases.

The increasing order s<p<d<f .Now we can say that ''s'' subshell is nearer to nucleus.

Himanshu Sharma
31 Points
11 years ago

s>p>d>f

Godfrey Classic Prince
633 Points
11 years ago

Dear Rohit Singh,

S subshell is nearer to the nucleus and to be more specific 1s subshell is nearer to the nucleus. Subshells closer to the nucleus have lower energy. Therefore we can find the subshells that are closer to the nucleus by finding the subshells which have lower energy . Aufbau''s principle gives a list of subshells which have energies from the lowest to the highest.From this the subshells nearer and farther from the nucleus can be identified.

Thus the pictorial representation given above,1s subshell has the least energy so it is closer to the nucleus while 6d orbitals are the farthest from it.

Hope this helped you immensely...!!

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Godfrey Classic Prince

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md salik
31 Points
11 years ago

s subshell is nearer to the nucleus