What is the structural difference between a 2P and a 3P orbital?
We see this in the
You have probably noticed that the total number of nodes in an orbital is equal to
Nodes can be either angular or radial.
The number of angular nodes is equal to
Since all p orbitals have
Radial nodes are spherical. The number of radial nodes is
Here's a computer-generated image of the three
Can you see the spherical node?