Schrodinger's equation


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Schrodinger's equation

Postby lasarro » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:23 am

Can someone explain the relationship between schrodingers equation, wave functions and orbitals?

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Re: Schrodinger's equation

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:59 am

An orbital is a wave function that is a solution of schrodinger’s equation and it describes the wavelike properties of an electron. If you square the wave function you get the probability density of the electron distribution, which tells you how likely it is to find an electron in a certain region

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Re: Schrodinger's equation

Postby Emma Popescu 1L » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:46 pm

A wavefunction is a mathematical function with values that vary with position. It can give the probability of finding the particle in a region proporitional to the value of the wavefunction squared in that region. Schrodinger's equation is used to calculate the wavefunction for any particle.

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