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Nodal Planes

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:24 pm
by Emma Scholes 1L
How can you tell which orbitals have nodal planes?

Re: Nodal Planes

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 pm
by Leslie Cheng 4B
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 :)