Nodes and Nodal Planes

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Matthew D 3F
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Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby Matthew D 3F » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:26 pm

I'm having a bit of trouble with what these are and how they relate to the quantum numbers and wavefunction. Can someone please explain what these are?

Harshita Talkad 4L
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Re: Nodes and Nodal Planes

Postby Harshita Talkad 4L » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:33 pm

Nodal planes are where there are no electrons in an atom. Because s-orbitals are spherical, they have no nodal planes. P-orbitals have 1, d-orbitals have 2, and so on.

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