Ψ^2



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Jessica Lutz 2E
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Ψ^2

Postby Jessica Lutz 2E » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:51 pm

In my notes, I wrote down that Ψ^2=e-*p and that this is the distribution of electrons. Can someone explain this concept? I'm not sure I understand it or wrote it down correctly.

Hyein Cha 2I
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Re: Ψ^2

Postby Hyein Cha 2I » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:46 pm

Ψ^2 is just the probability that you will find an electron in that location of an atom. Ψ^2 corresponds to the density of electrons because the higher the density of electrons, the higher the probability that you will find an electron in that particular location of the atom.

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Re: Ψ^2

Postby Clara Rehmann 1K » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:26 am

Ψ^2 is the wave function squared, meaning that all values of the wave function are positive. It equals the probability of finding an electron in that space, since electrons behave like waves.


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