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How is Hamiltonian energy of orbital differ from orbital in certain

  1. Jun 26, 2010 #1
    how is Hamiltonian energy of orbital differ from orbital in certain atom with another atom although the two orbital have the same no. of electrons...
    ex...Hamiltonian energy differ in lithium and hydrogen although both have one electron in last orbital
    plz help me quickly
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2010 #2

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    lol, just curious, why the rush? ;]

    Well these 2 atoms you mention have nothing in common. They have different atomic number, which means the potential V (that gets in schrodinger equation) is different which finally means that you'll get different Hamiltonian eigenstates (energies)
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 #3
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    r u trust in this answer....and how the atomic no. can change in V
     
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