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im just going through some course material and dont understand what is meant by ' the wave properties of electrons' aswell as of 'orbitals'

ive never come across this in my alevels and cant get my head around it.
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I think you might be talking about the phases of the waves / orbitals. This links to constructive / destructive interference in physics and we can relate this to the probability of finding an electron in said region etc.

Have a read about this, it comes under quantum chemistry.

EDIT: And look at the particle-wave duality.
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All particles have an associated wavelength, depending upon the type of observation, they demonstrate either wave-like or particle like properties - it's a quantum mechanical property.

Orbitals represent the probability of finding 'an electron' at a particular point in space.
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