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Payton Schwesinger 1J
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Wave functions

Postby Payton Schwesinger 1J » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:12 pm

I was confused after reading the book about the purpose of wave functions... the book seemed to go more in depth than Professor Lavelle did in the lecture and the homework barely addresses the concept. What specific ideas do we need to understand for the test? Just that wave functions are used to predict the probability of finding an electron in a given area? Do we need to be able to do any calculations with them?

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Re: Wave functions

Postby rileygilbertson » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:24 pm

I would say that, based on the homework questions, that we won't have to do any calculations, beyond knowing corresponding N, L, and M values.

Camille Ng 1D
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Re: Wave functions

Postby Camille Ng 1D » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:59 pm

We definitely don't need to do any calculations but the chapter outline that Lavelle posted on his site says "Understand the relationship between Schrodinger's equation, wave functions, and orbitals, " so I would study that.

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