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Nodal Planes and test 2

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:29 pm
by Nikki Bych 1I
Is it necessary to know how many nodal planes for each orbital for test 2?

Re: Nodal Planes and test 2

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:33 pm
by Diana Bibireata 1B
Yes, know that the s orbital has no nodal planes, the p orbital has 1 nodal plane, and the d orbital has 2.

Re: Nodal Planes and test 2

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:02 pm
by Ryan Danis 1J
Yes. Also remember that using the fact that s has 0 nodal planes, p has 1 nodal plane, and d has 2 nodal planes, we can predict that f orbitals have 3 nodal planes.

Re: Nodal Planes and test 2

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:34 am
by Carlos De La Torre 2L
It's pretty easy to remember how many nodal planes are in an orbital by looking at the L value in quantum numbers, it is the same as how many nodal planes there are.