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Calculating nodal surfaces

  1. Apr 2, 2004 #1
    Hey just need a quick clarification here.

    I am reading conflicting arguments. One argument states that to find the nodal surfaces of an orbital you take the result of n-1 the other argument states that the number of nodal surfaces of an orbital is equal to n.

    Can someone please clear this up for me? Thanks.
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 2, 2004 #2
    It's n-1, I don't know where they're getting just n.
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