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Nodes

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:52 pm
by 105114680
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?

Re: Nodes

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:03 pm
by Alyssa Wilson 2A
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.