Shrodinger Equation Question



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Saleha_Mian_3E
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Shrodinger Equation Question

Postby Saleha_Mian_3E » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:31 pm

How do you use a wave function to describe an electron in an atom? Also what are the units that are used?

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Question

Postby 505095972 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:47 pm

We don't need to know how to do equations with the wave function, but it is important to know that the wave function squared is gives you the probability of finding an electron in a certain area (that energy shell).

Sean Reyes 1J
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Re: Shrodinger Equation Question

Postby Sean Reyes 1J » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:37 pm

Schrodinger's Wave Function gives a description of a specific electron for an atom, since no two electrons in the same atom have the same four quantum numbers. There aren't really any units to this, at least not any that have really been discussed in lecture as of yet.
The four quantum numbers in tandem describe which shell the electron is in, what shape the orbitals will take on, and which specific sub shell of the orbital the electron is in.

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Re: Shrodinger Equation Question

Postby Rosha Mamita 2H » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 pm

We just need to know conceptually how this equation applies to working with orbitals


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