Where electrons are more likely to be found

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derinceltik1K
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Where electrons are more likely to be found

Postby derinceltik1K » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:55 pm

I know that for "s", the electrons are more likely to be near the nucleus but what is the case for "p" and "d"
Is it more unlikely to find the electrons near the nucleus because of the shape of the subshells? thank you

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Re: Where electrons are more likely to be found

Postby asannajust_1J » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:57 pm

The nodes represent where the electrons cannot be found. It is less likely for an electron in the p orbital to be found close to the nucleus; however, it just depends on the electron-electron interactions as well as the effective nuclear charge experienced by that electron.


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