Lecture 5 Intro to bonds

For a one electron atom the energy depends only on

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Unformatted text preview: an increase in the average distance of the electron from the nucleus and therefore in the size of the orbital • an orbital with quantum numbers n and l has l angular nodes (nodal planes) and n- l- 1 radial nodes, giving a total of n- 1 nodes. For a one- electron atom, the energy depends only on the number of radial nodes. Radial distribu;on func;on: Pnl(r) • describes the probability of finding an electron in a spherical shell (area 4πr2...
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