Schrodinger + MO Theory

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Schrodinger + MO Theory

Postby Rachel Lipman » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:00 pm

Can someone please clarify how Schrodinger wave function ties into Molecular Orbital Theory.

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Re: Schrodinger + MO Theory

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:26 pm

The Schrodinger equation shows us that there are many atomic orbitals because there are many solutions for the wavefunction psi (psi = wavefunction, is the pitchfork looking Greek letter) in the Schrodinger equation. Molecular orbitals consist of linear combinations of these atomic orbitals.

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