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About nodal surface

  1. Oct 5, 2015 #1
    why there is a nodal surface in 2s suubshell ?
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  3. Oct 5, 2015 #2


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    Why not?
  4. Oct 5, 2015 #3


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    All orbitals of hydrogen like atoms with the same main quantum number n have the same number of nodal surfaces, namely n-1.
  5. Oct 5, 2015 #4
    No i am not asking about how many nodal surfaces are there ? but instead what is reason beside having a nodal surface
  6. Oct 5, 2015 #5


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    Energy rises the more the wavefunction wiggles. This also means more nodes
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