Nodal planes

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Emma Randolph 1J
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Nodal planes

Postby Emma Randolph 1J » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:20 pm

How do you know how many nodal planes exist for an orbital?

Germar G 4F
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Re: Nodal planes

Postby Germar G 4F » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:48 pm

The number of nodal planes in an orbital is equal to the value of the angular momentum quantum number (l).

LG2019
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Re: Nodal planes

Postby LG2019 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm

Why is the number of nodal planes equal to the value of l?

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Re: Nodal planes

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:47 pm

What exactly is a nodal plane?

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Re: Nodal planes

Postby Anmol_cheema_2F » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:18 pm

A nodal plane is where the wave function passes through 0 and the probability of finding an electron there is 0. Essentially the number of nodal planes is equal to l, the angular momentum quantum number.

Angela Cong 3C
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Re: Nodal planes

Postby Angela Cong 3C » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:34 pm

would we need to know the difference between angular and radial planes on the midterm?

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Re: Nodal planes

Postby 305127455 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:04 pm

I don' t think we need to remember that. Perhaps the question will give us a diagram and let us tell.


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