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A nodal place is where the probability of finding an electron is 0. For instance, s orbitals have no nodal planes, which therefore leads to a symmetric electron density distribution. However, any orbital beyond this (such as p, d, or f) all have nodal planes, which leads to a non-symmetric electron distribution.
In terms of the diagrams of the various orbitals, is the nodal plane simply the area which is not bounded by the orbital drawings? Or is there something more? Will we be expected to point out where nodal planes are for various orbitals? Thanks!
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