### Use of Schrodinger equation

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**Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm**How/when is the Schrodinger equation used, or is it just concept we should understand but don't have to apply using calculations?

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Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm**

How/when is the Schrodinger equation used, or is it just concept we should understand but don't have to apply using calculations?

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:41 pm**

In class he said there will not be any calculations using shrodinger, we just need to be familiar with the concept that that equation (or wave function) is where we get orbitals from. The equation indicates all the possible points where an electron could be, and the collection of all those possible points are orbitals.

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:43 pm**

Lavelle mentioned that the calculations for the Schrodinger Equation was not necessary for the test but the fundamental concepts would be tested.

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:46 pm**

The shrodinger equation is conceptually important in chemistry, since we can use the equation to produce the mathematical model for orbitals (the wavefunction squared helps model a probability density for where electrons are likely to be found).

In our class, we DO NOT need to know how to ccompute solutions using the shrodinger equation. We just need to recognize the equation as a fundamental component of quantum mechanics, and know how to interpret the solution to a wavefunction.

In our class, we DO NOT need to know how to ccompute solutions using the shrodinger equation. We just need to recognize the equation as a fundamental component of quantum mechanics, and know how to interpret the solution to a wavefunction.