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Nodal planes

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:20 pm
by Emma Randolph 1J
How do you know how many nodal planes exist for an orbital?

Re: Nodal planes

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:48 pm
by Germar G 4F
The number of nodal planes in an orbital is equal to the value of the angular momentum quantum number (l).

Re: Nodal planes

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm
by LG2019
Why is the number of nodal planes equal to the value of l?

Re: Nodal planes

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:47 pm
by Bianca Barcelo 4I
What exactly is a nodal plane?

Re: Nodal planes

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:18 pm
by Anmol_cheema_2F
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.

Re: Nodal planes

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:34 pm
by Angela Cong 3C
would we need to know the difference between angular and radial planes on the midterm?

Re: Nodal planes

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:04 pm
by 305127455
I don' t think we need to remember that. Perhaps the question will give us a diagram and let us tell.