Wave Function

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Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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Wave Function

Postby Kavee Dodampahala 4E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:26 pm

Is a wave function just the set of the four quantum numbers of an electron?

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Re: Wave Function

Postby SVajragiri_1C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:04 pm

No, a wavefunction is a mathematical function that estimates the trajectory of an electron.

Ashley R 1A
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Re: Wave Function

Postby Ashley R 1A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:06 pm

To add on to the previous response, the wave function is denoted with Ψ and while it actually represents the math function, you are able to get n, l and m(l), the first three quantum numbers, from it.

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Re: Wave Function

Postby JTijerina_4A » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:11 pm

The wave function gives rise to the idea of orbitals. It was given to explain the concept of orbitals but it won't be necessary to know how to solve.

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Re: Wave Function

Postby Pablo 1K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:12 pm

Yea wave function is associated with the three letter l,m,n. And its for electron trajectory really.

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