Thank you for registering.

One of our academic counsellors will contact you within 1 working day.

Please check your email for login details.
MY CART (5)

Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

ITEM
DETAILS
MRP
DISCOUNT
FINAL PRICE
Total Price: Rs.

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping

How does dx2-dy2 orbital have two nodal planes? How can they be in 45 degrees with x and y axis?

How does dx2-dy2 orbital have two nodal planes? How can they be in 45 degrees with x and y axis?

Grade:11

2 Answers

Umakant biswal
5359 Points
4 years ago
@ subhendra 
nodal plane is a plane in which the probability of finding a electron is zero. The 2s orbital has a nodal shell, whereas the 2pz orbital or 2p orbitals have a nodal plane.
so, when u will look the representation of these orbitals in crystal field theory , then u can easily detect that 
here dx2-dy2 orbital.. 
and x+y = 0 and x-y = 0 are the nodal planes, beacuse there are no probability of finding the electron their . 
and they are always lie at 45 degree with each other , as its the angular dependence of crystal field theory and beyond that the repulsion will be more .. 
HOPE IT CLEARS YOUR DOUBT 
ALL THE BEST ..

 
Abhisek
15 Points
one year ago
Node is that region where wave function of electron changes it's sign from  + to -
Means it has to be zero
The angular part of dx2-y2 is propertional to 
X2-y2/r2=0
=>x2-y2=0
=>x=y or x=-y
Which are equation of plane 45 degrees with xaxis
:)Hope it helps
 
 

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

Provide a better Answer & Earn Cool Goodies See our forum point policy

ASK QUESTION

Get your questions answered by the expert for free

10th iCAT Scholarship Test Registration Form