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### Why are 2p orbitals higher in energy than 2s?

The energy of atomic orbitals depends upon principal as well as azimuthal quantum number, which is  more common known as (n+l) rule .
According to (n+l) rule the atomic orbital has less (n+l)  value also has less energy vice versa.
For 2S => n= 2, l=0,. =>n+l= 2+0=2
For 2p => n= 2, l=2,. =>n+l= 2+1=3
Hence 2p have more energy than 2s orbital