## Wave Function

EvaLi_3J
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### Wave Function

Can anyone please explain the wave function to me again? I'm still kind of confused as for how the function is used. Does the wave function correspond to the the s, p, d ... orbitals we are talking about in the lecture?

Sarah Zhari 1D
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### Re: Wave Function

A wave function is a mathematical function that can tell us the shape of an orbital. If you square the wavefunction, you can find the probability density of an electron being found within that particular region.

Kylie Lim 4G
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### Re: Wave Function

The wave function is just a way to describe the position of an electron, since electrons have wavelike properties. The wave function squared is the probability of finding an electron (electron density) which is what the s,p,d,f orbitals represent.

005206171
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### Re: Wave Function

We use the wave function to find the probability of where an electron is going to be. As we get down to the very small, light acts more like a wave. The wave function helps us model the location of the electrons and determines which orbitals are going to be present.

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### Re: Wave Function

A wave function is a mathematical equation that tells us the shape of an area in which an electron might be.

HuyHa_2H
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### Re: Wave Function

Wave functions just tell us what the shape of the orbitals so you can basically tell where the electron's going to be.