Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Electronic Structure of Atoms - Exercises: 6.66a

Answer

The relationship here is that the number of nodes for an $s$ orbital is equal to $n-1$.

Work Step by Step

For an $ns$ orbital, - The number of peaks is equal with the number of principal quantum number $n$, with the outermost peaks being larger than the innermost ones. - The number of nodes is equal to $n-1$. Therefore, the relationship here is that the number of nodes for an $s$ orbital is equal to $n-1$.
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