angular nodes

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LeannaPhan14BDis1D
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angular nodes

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:28 pm

Why is it that when you have an angular node the wave function changes sign?

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Re: angular nodes

Postby Angel Chen 2k » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:05 am

In wave functions, at points of zero amplitude called nodes, which are surfaces with zero electron density, the wave function changes signs at the nodes.


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