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wave functions/orbitals/quantum numbers

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:11 pm
by Ashley Tran 2I
How are wave functions/orbitals connected to quantum numbers? I'm confused... isn't the wave function about the whole atom and the quantum number refers to individual electrons?

Re: wave functions/orbitals/quantum numbers

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:19 pm
by KBELTRAMI_1E
I'm not sure about quantum numbers specifically, but it all just represents the behavior of photons in different scenarios.

Re: wave functions/orbitals/quantum numbers

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:20 pm
by KBELTRAMI_1E
Ashley Tran 4B wrote:How are wave functions/orbitals connected to quantum numbers? I'm confused... isn't the wave function about the whole atom and the quantum number refers to individual electrons?


Not electrons but photons.