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There's something I am not understanding in Hermitian operators.

Could anyone explain why the momentum operator:

p_{x}= -iħ∂/∂x

is a Hermitian operator? Knowing that Hermitian operators is equal to their adjoints (A = A^{†}), how come the complex conjugate of p_{x}(iħ∂/∂x) = p_{x}(-iħ∂/∂x) ?

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