Shrodinger Equation Applications  [ENDORSED]



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Jared Smith 1E
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Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby Jared Smith 1E » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:52 pm

Two questions in one here, first do we need to know how to use/derive the shrodinger equation for the exam?
Also, I know in class that the professor said that the solutions for the equation are the electron orbitals, is that all the equation is used for?

Lianna Kishi 1A
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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby Lianna Kishi 1A » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:11 pm

No we do not need to know how to derive it. Yes that's all we use it for in this class.

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby diangelosoriano » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:27 pm

I'm also curious as to what the equation can be applied to in real life situations. Can anyone elaborate on that?

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:46 pm

The equation is only used for predicting orbital shapes. That is the main real-world application.

Kaileigh Yang 2I
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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby Kaileigh Yang 2I » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:54 pm

Doesn't the Shrodinger equation only apply to particle in a box and certain laws of conservation of energy?

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:58 pm

The Schrodinger equation is simplified to apply to the particle in a box type computations, but it can be used to predict orbital shapes for more complicated situations. The conservation of energy factors into the actual computations for the equation. However, most applications for the equation are far beyond the scope of this class.

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications

Postby 905022356 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:25 pm

Hi! I have a question, does the wave function work as a visual representation of what atomic orbitals look like? In other words, do atomic orbitals look like their respective wave functions?

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Applications  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:51 pm

Yes, that is true.


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