Wave Function Squared

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Wave Function Squared

Postby akroberts » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:40 pm

I understand that the wave function squared represents the probability of finding an e-, but how do we apply that in problem solving?

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Re: Wave Function Squared

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:25 pm

You're likely not going to have to, as it the Schrodinger equations is far too complicated to get into in depth in this course. Perhaps we could ask what is the probability of finding the electron at (x=1,y=0,z=3) if psi=-0.2? The answer would then just be psi squared (-0.2)^2=0.04.

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Re: Wave Function Squared

Postby Hai-Lin Yeh 1J » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:07 pm

Since wave function squared means the probability of finding an electron, does that mean the wave function of a nodal plane is 0? Since you won't find an electron in a nodal plane?


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