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Shrodinger Equation Question

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:31 pm
by Saleha_Mian_3E
How do you use a wave function to describe an electron in an atom? Also what are the units that are used?

Re: Shrodinger Equation Question

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:47 pm
by 505095972
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).

Re: Shrodinger Equation Question

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:37 pm
by Sean Reyes 1J
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.

Re: Shrodinger Equation Question

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 pm
by Rosha Mamita 2H
We just need to know conceptually how this equation applies to working with orbitals