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Radial Nodes/Planes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:39 pm
by Connie2I
Could someone explain what the difference is between a radial node and a radial plane and how to figure them out in a problem?

Re: Radial Nodes/Planes

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 pm
by Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
Radial node is a circular area with zero density, which means no electrons will be found there. Radial plane is a flat region (plane) with zero electron density.
To find the total number of nodes in an orbital= n-1
To find number of angular nodes= l
To find number of radial nodes= n-l-1

Re: Radial Nodes/Planes

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:34 pm
by Anthony Mercado 1K
What is the reasoning behind, for one to remember, no electrons being found in the radial node in correlation with it having no density?