CHE201 - Chapter 2

CHE201 - Chapter 2 - Organic Chemistry 6th Edition L G Wade...

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Chapter 2 Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules Organic Chemistry , 6 th Edition L. G. Wade, Jr.
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Chapter 2 2 Wave Properties of Electrons Electrons exhibit properties of both waves and particles. Wave function, ψ ( x, y, z, t ) is a mathematical description of the state of the system (size, shape, orientation). Amplitude may be positive or negative. Node: amplitude is zero. • | ψ | 2 : Probability density
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