Nodal Planes

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Nodal Planes

Postby Diana A 2L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:52 pm

From my understanding, a nodal plane is an area where two or more lobes of a certain type of orbital meet? Is this a valid understanding of it, and also, what is the significance of nodal planes in quantum theory? Is it just to determine the structure of an atom's orbital?

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Re: Nodal Planes

Postby HanaAwad_4B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:55 pm

Nodal planes are where the probability of finding an electron is 0. You find these areas by using Schrödinger's equation.

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Re: Nodal Planes

Postby Kaylee Sepulveda 4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:56 pm

A nodal plane is a plane where the probability of finding an electron is zero. You can find the coordinates of these planes by solving the Schrödinger wave equation

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