# Question #5e8b7

##### 1 Answer

Jan 15, 2017

There are 11 nodal planes in the third shell.

#### Explanation:

A **nodal plane** is a plane on which the probability of finding an electron is zero.

The third shell consists of all orbitals with principal quantum number

**The #"3s"# subshell**

A **no** nodal planes.

**The #"3p"# subshell**

Each of the three

**The #"3d"# subshell**

(From 2012 Book Archive)

Four of the **two** nodal planes each.

The

Thus, there are **11 nodal planes** in the third shell.