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Postby 105114680 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:52 pm

Hi. I have a pretty clear understanding of what nodal planes are but I am confused as to what nodes are. Are they the same as nodal planes or are as lobes, or are they something completely different?

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Re: Nodes

Postby Alyssa Wilson 2A » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 pm

A node is a point where the electron probability is zero, it is the point at which the nodal plane intersects. As with all orbitals the number of radial nodes increases as the principle quantum number goes up.

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