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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knew how much of Schrodinger's wave function and equation we will have to know conceptually and applicably for exams? Will we have to use the equation to calculate anything and if so, what might a question requiring us to do that look like?
Hi! I don't think we are expected to use the equation to make the calculations of the wave function and energy. However, in Saturday's workshop with Justin he stated that we should know the conceptual aspects of Schrodinger's wave function and how squaring the wave function represents the probability of finding an electron which ultimately leads us to our understanding of orbitals!
I just wanted to add that Justin also emphasized using diagrams of the s and p orbitals to interpret what is meant by different regions in the orbitals having symmetric or asymmetric probabilities of finding electrons. I don't think learning any calculations about wave functions will be necessary for the midterm.
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