Schrodinger question

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Megan_Ervin_1F
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Schrodinger question

Postby Megan_Ervin_1F » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:48 pm

I know we don't have to know the equations for Schrodinger, but I was wondering is this formula responsible for shapes in an atom?

mcredi
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Re: Schrodinger question

Postby mcredi » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:54 pm

The Schrodinger equation is used to find the allowed energy levels of quantum mechanical systems

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Re: Schrodinger question

Postby 305115396 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:04 pm

The Schrodinger equation is for when you want to find what energy levels are allowed. The wave function provides the probability of finding the particle at a specific position. It is not responsible for shapes in an atom.

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Re: Schrodinger question

Postby Meghanhe1l » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:12 pm

The Schrodinger equation is used to derive the quantum numbers, which elucidate the shapes of the atoms. For instance, the square of the wave function that comes from the Schrodinger equation tells us the probability density of the elections, which informs us on the shape of the atomic orbitals.


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