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Do we need to know anything about nodes for the midterm (i.e. angular nodes, radial nodes)? This topic was briefly mentioned in my discussion section but I wasn't sure if we are going to be tested on it or if it's just for our own knowledge.
Emily Mei 1B
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Not sure about the types of nodes, but in one of the review sessions I remember one of the TAs saying something about just knowing what the electron density around a node is.
Nicole Jacobs 1C
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Hi, my TA told our discussion that we only need to know that S does not have any nodes but P does have a node, which is an area of zero electron density. He said that is all we need to know for this class.
Leah Thomas 2E
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All I was told about nodes is that angular nodes equal n-l-1 and radial nodes equal n-l. Is this right and there is more I need to know about them other than there is 0 electron density in that region?
Kyle Alves 3K
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I think the point of the explanation of nodes was only to show the e- distribution of atoms (e.g. s orbitals have no nodal plane so it has symmetric e- distribution), and that might help in explaining something on the final
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