x,y,z notation in schrodinger's equaton



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Samantha Chung 4I
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x,y,z notation in schrodinger's equaton

Postby Samantha Chung 4I » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:56 pm

On my notes, I have written down "the schrodinger's equaton operates a change on schrodinger equation function ((x,y,z) ) which equals to energy (schrodingers equation): (x,y,z). However, what does the (x,y,z) represent? And what is the relationship between schrodinger's equation and energy?

rkang00
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Re: x,y,z notation in schrodinger's equaton

Postby rkang00 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:07 pm

It might have to do with the principal quantum number and orbital number. There's another number that I can't recall right now but they're in the textbook - the notations are n, l, ml.

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Re: x,y,z notation in schrodinger's equaton

Postby Sean Reyes 1J » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:42 pm

The quantum numbers, which you have labeled as (x,y,z), are actually numbers used to describe the specifics of an electron in an atom. (x,y,z) become (n,l,ml,ms) in the wave function.
n is the principle quantum number and describes the shell.
l describes the shape of the orbital.
ml describes the sub shell of the orbital.
ms describes the spin of the electron (either up-spin or down-spin).


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