Nodes and Nodal Planes  [ENDORSED]

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Abishek 3K
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Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby Abishek 3K » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:58 pm

How many nodes does a 3s orbital have and why?

Adriana Muro 1A
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Re: Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby Adriana Muro 1A » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:17 pm

A 3s orbital has 2 nodes

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Re: Nodes and Nodal Planes  [ENDORSED]

Postby Burgoon_Sofia_1O » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:22 pm

It would have two nodes. One radial and one angular. Nodes are the places in the orbital structure where there is no electron density. An angular node is completely flat plane. A radial node is the shape of donut.

Ning_Yao_1B
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Re: Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby Ning_Yao_1B » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:52 am

I have follow-up questions:
1) How to get the equation for finding the number of nodes?
2) How many nodes do 3p, 3d have? and how many nodes are there in an atom, such as a nitrogen?


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