Schrodinger Equation


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Caroline C 1G
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Schrodinger Equation

Postby Caroline C 1G » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:53 pm

I understand that you can solve for the quantum numbers, but can you solve the equation HΨ=EΨ numerically, or is it just an abstract model of how electrons behave?

Jessica Lutz 2E
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Re: Schrodinger Equation

Postby Jessica Lutz 2E » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:38 pm

Lavelle introduced the equation in class to us for conceptual purposes only so that we can know where the orbitals come from. We won't have to calculate the equations in this class.

Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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Re: Schrodinger Equation

Postby Gabriela Carrillo 1B » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:40 pm

So this is a topic we should understand conceptually but isn't something we will be asked a mathematical question on??

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Re: Schrodinger Equation

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:50 pm

You will only have to understand the big picture behind the Schrodinger equation (S.E.)! It is very difficult to solve S.E. for systems bigger than the hydrogen atom. Solving S.E. would be beyond the scope of this class.

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