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Which of the MOs in the diagram will have nodal planes?

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A nodal plane is the region around the atomic nuclei where the electron density is zero.

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The combination of two atomic orbitals of 1s results in the formation of two molecular orbitals, antibonding molecular orbital as shown below:

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