Problem: The accompanying drawing shows a contour plot for a dyz orbital. Consider the quantum numbers that could potentially correspond to this orbital.The probability density goes to zero along which of the following planes: xy, xz, or yz?

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We have to determine the plane at which the electron probability density goes to zero for a dyz orbtail.


The regions of an orbital where electrons are found are called its lobes.

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The accompanying drawing shows a contour plot for a dyz orbital. Consider the quantum numbers that could potentially correspond to this orbital.

The D subscript yx orbital appears as four teardrop shapes oriented diagonally in the xz plane between the x and z axes; the teardrops form an X shape.

The probability density goes to zero along which of the following planes: xy, xz, or yz?

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