Probably a really quick question.

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Probably a really quick question.

Postby ChristianM3F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:14 pm

I was looking through my notes, and I wanted to confirm something really quickly.
[Please also let me know if anything is WRONG about what I'm about to say.]
So, nodal planes are basically regions of an atomic orbital where an electron has a 0% chance of being in that region. But for each atomic sub-level, there is a certain amount of orbitals (for example, the p sublevel has three orbitals.) Is there a nodal plan for each orbital?

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Re: Probably a really quick question.

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:15 pm

Yes you are correct. there are also nodal planes within the orbitals

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Re: Probably a really quick question.

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:10 pm

Yes, there are nodal planes for all except the s- orbital. Just as the p- orbital has one nodal plane, the d- orbital has two, and so forth.

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