### Schrodinger's Wave Function

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**Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm**Are we expected to apply Schrodinger's wave function equation for the test? If so, under what scenarios?

Created by Dr. Laurence Lavelle

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Posted: **Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:43 pm**

Are we expected to apply Schrodinger's wave function equation for the test? If so, under what scenarios?

Posted: **Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:03 pm**

No

Posted: **Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:39 pm**

Just know what the wave function is for, and the generals about it! No calculations (that is very difficult math :)

Posted: **Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 pm**

No, Professor Lavelle explained in class that applying Schrodinger's wave function equation involves pretty advanced, complicated math. I think we just need to understand the wave function conceptually.

Posted: **Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:50 pm**

What does Schrodinger's Wave Function tell you conceptually? Does it mathematically tell you how a wave function persists over time?

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:24 pm**

You need to understand the conceptual implications of the equation, specifically regarding wave functions and orbitals. You don't need to know calculations.

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:30 pm**

what concept do we need to take away from Schrodinger's Wave Function?

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:21 pm**

No you do not need to calculations of the equation as it is advanced math, but know the conceptual implications of the equation regarding orbitals and wave functions

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:23 pm**

Just know the concepts behind the equation, but no calculation will be on the test. we are not expected to know how to do that.

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:52 pm**

What does the 'H' stand for in this equation?

Posted: **Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:06 pm**

Will we have to memorize it or will it be given on the front sheet of the exam?