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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:11 pm
by Rebecca Chu 1C
Difference between angular node and radial node?

Re: Nodes

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:22 pm
by danielruiz1G
Radial nodes are nodes inside the orbital lobes and by looking at s -orbitals, you can see that they only have radial nodes and an angular node is fixed at certain angles.

Re: Nodes

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:16 pm
by Hannah Lee 1B
Nodes are where there aren't any electrons - radial nodes are spherical, between each electron shell. Angular nodes are flat planes within orbitals. There are n-L-1 radial nodes and L angular nodes

For example
3s: has 2 radial nodes and no angular nodes.

2p: has 0 radial nodea and 1 angular node (3 orbitals)