Schrodinger's wave function



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Amy Lefley 1J
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Schrodinger's wave function

Postby Amy Lefley 1J » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:43 pm

I am aware that Schrondinger's equation is used to precisely describe the location of an electron within an atom, but why is a wave function used to do this?

Kelly Zhang 1L
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Re: Schrodinger's wave function

Postby Kelly Zhang 1L » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:01 pm

A wave function is used to describe it because an electron has wave like properties. So because we cannot know both the momentum AND the position, we utilize a wave function.

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Re: Schrodinger's wave function

Postby Theodore_Herring_1A » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:14 pm

A wave function is used as it can model the wavelike properties of an electron as well as the possible momentum and position of an electron given their uncertainty.


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