Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?  [ENDORSED]

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Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?

Postby sylvie_1D » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:55 pm

Hi, throughout this past weeks lecture, the term "nodal plane" was used very frequently to describe the shape and configuration of orbitals, though I am uncertain as to what they are.

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Re: Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Isabel Jabara 1C » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:09 pm

A nodal plane is a plane where the probability of finding an electron is zero.

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Re: Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?

Postby Hannah Lee 1B » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:35 pm

Nodal planes are where you won't find any electrons.

Radial nodal planes are spheres that occur as N increases (between s shells, # angular planes = N-L-1)
Angular nodal planes are flat and occur within orbitals (# angular planes = L)

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Re: Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?

Postby Sarai Ventura 1L » Sun May 06, 2018 2:58 pm

A nodal plane is a plane with the probability of finding a electron is zero. The 2s orbital has a nodal shell, whereas the 2pz orbital or 2p orbitals have a nodal plane.

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Re: Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?

Postby Aryana Nazem 1A » Sun May 06, 2018 3:07 pm

But why can't you find an electron in these planes?

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Re: Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun May 06, 2018 3:19 pm

It's a result of the solution to the Schrodinger equation.

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Re: Nodal Planes- what are they exactly?

Postby Aryana Nazem 1A » Sun May 06, 2018 8:31 pm

Okay, but for the midterm will we just have to know conceptually what this equation does or will be have to actually use it?


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