What is the significance of plus and minus sign in orbitals?

Asked by jgjaigupta1998 | 23rd Aug, 2014, 04:07: PM

Expert Answer:

Atomic orbitals are represnted with the help of wave functions, so orbitals have phase signs. A positive sign means a positive displacement of the wave ("up") and a negative sign means a negative displacement ("down").

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 25th Aug, 2014, 11:00: AM

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