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Its an area where the probability an electron will be found is zero, so it has zero electron density (since its a plane its a flat area with no electron density, whereas a node is a circular area with zero electron density)
EllenRenskoff-1C wrote:How would the presence or absence of a nodal plane influence the electron configuration? Does that mean that the electrons are more evenly distributed in an orbital with nodal planes than in one without nodal planes?
The p-, d-, f- orbitals all have nodal planes and non-symmetric electron distribution. The s- orbitals has no nodal planes and symmetric electron distribution.
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