Nodal Planes

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Jessica Luong 3E
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Nodal Planes

Postby Jessica Luong 3E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:30 pm

Why do we have to know about the nodal planes? What's their relevance to the orbitals?

Ryan 1K
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Re: Nodal Planes

Postby Ryan 1K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:53 pm

Nodal planes can tell us the properties of atoms in how they can interact with each other. Since atoms can form bonds with each other through their electrons, nodal planes are important since they are essentially regions where no electrons can be found. As such, this is related to orbitals since some atoms may have orbitals that have no nodal planes (s subshell), and this can affect their interactions with other atoms.

Laura WM 3I
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Re: Nodal Planes

Postby Laura WM 3I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm

A nodal plane is an area where the probability of finding an electron in that area is 0.

J Medina 2I
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Re: Nodal Planes

Postby J Medina 2I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:25 pm

Orbitals are probability density functions and nodal planes are where there is a 0 percent likelihood of finding an electron.

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