p- & d- orbitals

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Abigail Carter 4G
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p- & d- orbitals

Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:14 pm

what does it mean for p- and d- orbitals to have nodal plane?

KTran 1I
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Re: p- & d- orbitals

Postby KTran 1I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:17 pm

Nodal planes are areas in which the probability of finding an electron is zero, which can be found using the Schrodinger equation.

Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K
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Re: p- & d- orbitals

Postby Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:18 pm

The nodal plane of an orbital is where there is no probability that you will find an electron. This means that there are regions on the p- and d- orbitals where it is impossible to find an electron.

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