What exactly are nodes?

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Brianna Brockman 1F
Posts: 60
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am

What exactly are nodes?

Postby Brianna Brockman 1F » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:14 pm

In class the professor was talking about different orbitals and whether or not they have nodes or nodal planes. I understand which orbitals have them, but I don't actually understand what they are or what having them means.

Shash Khemka 1K
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

Re: What exactly are nodes?

Postby Shash Khemka 1K » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:17 pm

A node is a point where the electron probability is 0. It's basically a region in a space where the wavefunction passes through. Hope this helps!

Return to “Wave Functions and s-, p-, d-, f- Orbitals”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest