Lecture 17 10_06_08

Lecture 17 10_06_08 - Quantum Mechanics Wave Mechanics...

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Wave Mechanics Explains behavior of electrons in atoms, molecules and ions Schrodinger’s wave equation Wave equation (solve) wave functions (orbitals) ψ ψ 2 , probability of finding electron in a region of space Wave functions describe the behavior of electrons. 0 ) ) 4 ( ( 8 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 = + + + + ψ πε π r e E h m z y x o Quantum Mechanics
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Quantum Mechanical Model of Electron Wave function: describes energy level of orbital and 3d shape of region occupied by electron Each wave function solution contains three variables called quantum numbers: Principle Quantum Number (n) Secondary Quantum Number (l) Azimuthal or angular momentum quantum number Magnetic Quantum Number (m l ) Set of three numbers defines an orbital
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Principle Quantum Number, n Positive integer value that defines the size and energy level of the electron orbital n=1,2,3,4…. . As
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Lecture 17 10_06_08 - Quantum Mechanics Wave Mechanics...

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