# What is the difference between nodal surfaces and nodal planes?

Here's my explanation.

A nodal surface is a region of space in which the probability of finding an electron is zero.

There are different types of nodal surfaces.

For example. the diagram above compares the electron probability densities for the hydrogen

Note that all three are spherically symmetrical.

However, for all

We could call them spherical nodes or spherical nodal surfaces. They are part of a more general set called the *radial nodes*.

Also, all

We call these nodal planes or nodal planar surfaces. They are part of a more general set called the *angular nodes*.

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For example, a

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Nodal surfaces refer to regions in space where the wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule has zero amplitude. Nodal planes specifically describe these regions in terms of a two-dimensional plane where the probability density of finding an electron is zero. Nodal surfaces can include nodal planes, but they can also represent other types of surfaces where the electron density is zero.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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