Nodes and Nodal Planes

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Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby BriannaParrington-1B » Sat May 05, 2018 8:28 pm

What is the correlation between nodes and nodal planes and how can there be multiple nodal planes?

Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K
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Re: Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K » Sat May 05, 2018 10:17 pm

If you look in your book on page 39, the nodal plane is described to you as a divider between 2 lobes of the p-orbital. It cuts through the nucleus and here the probability of finding an electron is zero and where psi is equal to zero. These nodal planes serve as just that, a plane, a larger surface. A node serves as a sort of angular point in which psi passes through zero. You can find more on page 20 of your book. Hope that helped.

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