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Dz^2 Orbital

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:14 am
by Chu 3J
If this orbital has a ring around it, would it still have 2 nodes like the other d orbitals?

Re: Dz^2 Orbital

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:41 am
by Chem_Mod
All d-orbitals have two angular nodes. dz2 happens to have two nodes that are cone-shaped instead of planes.

Related question was answered at : https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=6124