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Concept about Orbital

  1. Dec 9, 2009 #1
    Please tell me that node of p-orbital is at nucleus or no. plz give me right concept about orbital.
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  3. Dec 10, 2009 #2


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    It doesn't work this way. You have to read about in your textbook and then come back if you don't understand something.

  4. Dec 10, 2009 #3


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    I always thought the p orbital had a node at the nucleus.
  5. Dec 10, 2009 #4
    I thought every orbital had a node at the nucleus? Heisenberg?
  6. Dec 26, 2009 #5


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    Not s orbitals. A node is where the wave equation changes sign. When you have 1 node, you have at least 2 lobes.
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