6s wave function and nodal structures

This page illustrates the 6s wave function and its nodal structures. See the 6s electron density page for information about its electron density.

Movie illustrating the 6s wave function ψ6s. Blue represents positive values for the wave function and white represents negative values. The two-dimensional graph on the left is a surface plot of ψ6s on a slice drawn through the nucleus while the plot on the right shows values along a single line drawn through the nucleus.

The points on the line plot or the surface plot where the colour changes from one to the other represent the points at which the orbital nodal sphere crosses the line or surface.

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