The wave function is complex. I was taught that its square (probability) was actually psi times it's conjugate. Does this relationship always hold or was this only for bound and free particles?
In other words is it possible for psi and psi* to change phases during orbital state transitions?
It's my understanding that electron orbitals arise from the steady state solution to the Schrodinger equation. In what ways can these be deformed?
Some possible solutions might be oscillating or metastable dynamic solutions. Other solutions include varying electron mass (I understand a purist...