Differentiate between Orbit and Orbital

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Differences between Orbit and Orbital:
Orbit :

  1. An orbit is a well defined circular path around the nucleus in which the electrons revolve.
  2. It represents the planar motion of an electron around the nucleus.
    Orbital :
    1.An orbital is the three dimension space around the nucleus within which the probability of finding an electron is maximum (upto 90%).
    2.It represents the three dimensional motion of an electron around the nucleus.