Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:24 pm
How can you tell which orbitals have nodal planes?
Re: Nodal Planes
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 pm
You know that there are four types of orbitals: s, p, d, and f. S orbitals are spheres and therefore have no nodal planes. P orbitals look like figure eights and have one nodal plane. D orbitals have two nodal planes, and F orbitals have 3. The most important thing to remember is that S orbitals have no nodal planes, but the rest do :)