Multi-electron atoms

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Kyle Harvey 4F
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Multi-electron atoms

Postby Kyle Harvey 4F » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 am

When discussing electron distribution and symmetry with the distribution, what does it mean when an electron has/doesn't have any nodal planes.

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Re: Multi-electron atoms

Postby 005162902 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 am

nodal planes are a zone of the atom with no electrons present.

Megan Vu 1J
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Re: Multi-electron atoms

Postby Megan Vu 1J » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:34 am

Nodal planes are where there are no electrons found. This ultimately means that there is no electron density distribution in these parts for a certain shape. There are s, p, d, and f atomic orbitals that exist, but s is the only atomic orbital where there's no nodal plane. However, p contains 1 nodal plane and so forth for the other orbitals. S orbital is the only one that is shaped like a sphere, while the others are shaped with sets of lobes.

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Re: Multi-electron atoms

Postby 005162902 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:30 pm

Nodal planes have no electrons present in them. The s-nodal plane resembles a sphere while the rest all follow lobe-like shapes and patterns.

Mandeep Garcha 2H
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Re: Multi-electron atoms

Postby Mandeep Garcha 2H » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:57 pm

Nodal planes are the area around atomic nuclei where the probability of finding electrons is zero.

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Re: Multi-electron atoms

Postby 105335337 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:19 pm

Nodal planes are where the electron density is zero. This means that there are absolutely no electrons there.

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Re: Multi-electron atoms

Postby AKatukota » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:15 pm

Ok, makes sense!


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