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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.
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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