Nodal Planes on f-orbitals

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Cecilia Jardon 1I
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Nodal Planes on f-orbitals

Postby Cecilia Jardon 1I » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:05 pm

How many nodal planes would an f- orbital have? Can someone explain it with details?

Helen Mejia 1I
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Re: Nodal Planes on f-orbitals

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:07 pm

So memorize that
s= 0 nodal planes
p=1 nodal planes
d= 2 nodal planes
f= 3 nodal pleanes

Cecilia Jardon 1I
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Re: Nodal Planes on f-orbitals

Postby Cecilia Jardon 1I » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:08 pm

That makes sense it just increases by 1. So then the nodal planes is related to the shape of the orbital?

Helen Mejia 1I
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Re: Nodal Planes on f-orbitals

Postby Helen Mejia 1I » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:10 pm

Yes it does relate with the shape of orbital.

Sarah Jeong 4F
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Re: Nodal Planes on f-orbitals

Postby Sarah Jeong 4F » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:12 pm

F orbitals would have 3 nodal planes. The number of nodal planes is equal to the value of the angular momentum quantum number, l. For example s orbital would have 0 nodal planes, p orbital would have 1 nodal plane, d would have 2 nodal plane, and so on.


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