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    what is/are the difference/s between radial and angular parts of a wavefunction? I mean I can't seem to find anything about angular part of a wavefunction thing in books.

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    wavefunction = radial part x angular part

    try looking up spherical harmonics....
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    wavefunction = radial part x angular part

    try looking up spherical harmonics....
    right, what is the significance of the radial part and the angular part of wavefunction anyway?
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    right, what is the significance of the radial part and the angular part of wavefunction anyway?
    its not about the significance as such its just the way the schrodinger equation is solved - it puts out two different functions

    I suppose its okay at this point for you to understand that the radial part governs the distance from the nucleus and the angular part governs the shape of the orbital

    the details are too complicated to go into here :p:
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    the details are too complicated to go into here :p:[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, i suppose that should be enough for now. will read some more, thanks VonSatan, again!
 
 
 

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