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Wave function/potential

  1. Jan 14, 2009 #1
    as I understand it the wave function of an electron around the nucleus is determined by the potential. but doesnt the potential change when the electron moves to a higher or lower shell/subshell.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2009 #2
    The usual schrodinger's eq doesn't deal with self-potentials (self-energies). It only addresses electrons in an external potential. This potential is constant no matter where the electron is.
     
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