Problem: With reference to the figure below, what is the relationship between the number of nodes in an s orbital and the value of the principal quantum number?Radial probability functions for the 1s, 2s, and 3s orbitals of hydrogen. These plots show the probability of finding the electron as a function of distance from the nucleus. As  n  increases, the most likely distance at which to find the electron (the highest peak) moves farther from the nucleus.

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With reference to the figure below, what is the relationship between the number of nodes in an s orbital and the value of the principal quantum number?

Three different graphs show probability of finding an electron versus distance from the nucleus for the 1s, 2s, and 3s orbitals.

Radial probability functions for the 1s, 2s, and 3s orbitals of hydrogen. These plots show the probability of finding the
 electron as a function of distance from the nucleus. As  n  increases, the most likely distance at which to find the electron (the
 highest peak) moves farther from the nucleus.



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