I know they must use some sort of wave equation to calculate the exact orbitals of an atom, but I'm interested how they can be so absolutely sure that their calculated configurations are not wrong, what do they use calculus...matrices...etc?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Does anyone know what is used to calculate the atomic orbitals such as s,p,d and f?

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