Nodal Planes

Clara Cho 2K
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Nodal Planes

Can someone explain what nodal planes are?

nehashetty_2G
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Re: Nodal Planes

Nodal planes are any areas where the is zero probability of electron density. Therefore, there will be no electrons in that area.

Julianna Laurentano 4G
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Re: Nodal Planes

A nodal plane is a plane where there are no electrons (zero percent chance of finding an electron there). An example is the 2p orbital!

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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Re: Nodal Planes

Nodal planes are the areas where the probability of finding electrons is zero. The two types of nodal planes are radial nodes and angular nodes.

Ruby Richter 2L
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Re: Nodal Planes

I understand that nodal planes are areas where there is zero probability of electron density, but how does this relate to symmetry?

505316964
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Can someone explain why s has no nodal plane? thanks!

Natalie C 1K
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Re: Nodal Planes

if atoms with more electrons have more places where electrons can be found, why does this also increase the amount of nodal planes in that atom?

Jesse H 2L
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Natalie C 1K wrote:if atoms with more electrons have more places where electrons can be found, why does this also increase the amount of nodal planes in that atom?

electron pair repulsion creates gaps

Jesse H 2L
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Natalie C 1K wrote:if atoms with more electrons have more places where electrons can be found, why does this also increase the amount of nodal planes in that atom?

electrons push each other away, more electrons means more pushing each other way until they shape the orbitals, more orbitals means more chances for nodal planes to exist between them

Jesse H 2L
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505316964 wrote:Can someone explain why s has no nodal plane? thanks!

there aren't enough electrons that exist within that orbital to form nodes in which case a plane would form, electrons can exist wherever they want within the spherical s orbital

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