# What are the nodal planes of the d_(x^2-y^2) orbital?

Jun 29, 2016

The nodal planes of the ${d}_{{x}^{2} - {y}^{2}}$ orbitals are the non-axial planes.
Example: $3 {d}_{{x}^{2} - {y}^{2}}$ orbital
Since the $d - \text{orbitals}$ have definite geometric properties, it is easy to recognize such planes/surfaces, and these are the regions which have no axial component in the $x y$ plane.