Fri June 22, 2012 By: Shalini

can u explain hydrozen atom and schrodingerequation?? whats the relation

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Fri June 22, 2012

When Schrödinger equation is solved for hydrogen atom, the solution gives the possible energy levels the electron can occupy and the corresponding wave function of the electron associated with each energy level. The solution is managed by separating the variables so that the wave function is represented by the product:

These quantized energy states and corresponding wave functions which are characterized by a set of three quantum numbers (principal quantum number n, azimuthal quantum number l and magnetic quantum number ml) arise as a natural consequence in the solution of the Schrödinger equation.

The quantum mechanical results of the hydrogen atom successfully predict all aspects of the hydrogen atom spectrum including some phenomena that could not be explained by the Bohr model.


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