Asked Dec 28, 2019

What is the number of radial nodes of 3s and 2p orbitals?


Expert Answer

Step 1

For the different orbitals, the number of the radial nodes depends on the value of the principal quantum number and the type of orbital (s, p, d, or, f).

Step 2

The given orbitals are 3s, and 2p.


Here, 2 and 3 are the principal quantum number.


Therefore, for ns orbital the number of the radial nodes is

= n-1


Hence, the number of the radial nodes of 3s orbital is,

= n-1

= 3-1

= 2

Step 3

Similarly, the number of the radial nodes of 2p or...

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