The cartesian function z x 2 y 2 r 3 equals zero when

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Unformatted text preview: al or Cartesian coordinates), locate the angular nodes in this orbital. The Cartesian function z (x 2 –y 2)/ r 3 equals zero when z = 0 or x 2 = y 2, i.e., when x = ± z. Therefore, angular nodal planes exist in the xy plane and in diagonal planes that are coplanar with the z axis and bisect the x and y axes. KEY # 2, p. 4 of 5 g. Give the number, type, and qualitative description of the nodes for the complete (angular and radial components) 6fz(x2–y2) orbital. The 6fz(x2–y2) orbital possesses 3 planar nodes running between the lobes of the angular component of the wavefunction, and 2 spherical nodes in the radial portion of the wavefunction. KEY # 2, p. 5 of 5...
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