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What exactly are nodes?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:14 pm
by Brianna Brockman 1F
In class the professor was talking about different orbitals and whether or not they have nodes or nodal planes. I understand which orbitals have them, but I don't actually understand what they are or what having them means.

Re: What exactly are nodes?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:17 pm
by Shash Khemka 1K
A node is a point where the electron probability is 0. It's basically a region in a space where the wavefunction passes through. Hope this helps!