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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

probably a simple question but here it is.

Considering the orbitals of a hydrogen atom, lets take a spherical one. Now the radial wave function can have several nodes. (n-l I believe) So if I get this right, there are spherical shells around the nucleus where there is no chance of finding an electron when measured.

Since there is no chance of finding an electron there I would assume an electron does not cross this spherical shell.

So if one measures the electron to be a certain distance from the nucleus it couldn't move to another distance across a such a shell?

or could it because it is no real thickness...

I hope for some enlightning answer :).

Have a good day,

Arno

probably a simple question but here it is.

Considering the orbitals of a hydrogen atom, lets take a spherical one. Now the radial wave function can have several nodes. (n-l I believe) So if I get this right, there are spherical shells around the nucleus where there is no chance of finding an electron when measured.

Since there is no chance of finding an electron there I would assume an electron does not cross this spherical shell.

So if one measures the electron to be a certain distance from the nucleus it couldn't move to another distance across a such a shell?

or could it because it is no real thickness...

I hope for some enlightning answer :).

Have a good day,

Arno