wave function^2



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Abigail Carter 4G
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wave function^2

Postby Abigail Carter 4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:28 pm

When would you use this equation?

wave function^2 = e-p distribution

Mulin_Li_2J
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Re: wave function^2

Postby Mulin_Li_2J » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:16 pm

You probably won't do any actual calculations with this equation but do make sure you know how to qualitatively understand what it means. Wave function^2 = probability density, which ranges from 0 to 1. High probability density means higher chance of finding electrons in this region and vice versa.

By calculating probability density, or e-distribution, for the entire energy shell, we will be able to see the shapes of the orbits, which are shown in the lecture.


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