Schrodinger’s Wave Function



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Amina Durrani 3G
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Schrodinger’s Wave Function

Postby Amina Durrani 3G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:56 pm

What does it mean by the square of the wave function represents the probability of finding an electron?

Karyn How 1J
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Re: Schrodinger’s Wave Function

Postby Karyn How 1J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:04 pm

The square of the wave function represents the electron probability distribution and how likely you are to find an electron in the orbital based on the Heisenberg principle. The wave function equation uses the concept that an electron with wavelike properties and indeterminacy in momentum and position can be described by the wave function.

Hannah Pham
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Re: Schrodinger’s Wave Function

Postby Hannah Pham » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:08 pm

In Schrodinger's Wave Function, the probability of finding an electron within the region of the atom is determined by squaring the wave function, ψ2, in which the wave function is a set of all the amplitudes.

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: Schrodinger’s Wave Function

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:48 pm

As was said above, the equation represents the wave characteristic of electrons, so be squaring it you are able to find out how likely you are to find an electron.


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