Assessment Questions for Schroëdinger's Equation


Schroëdinger's Equation

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    1. True or False: Schroëdinger was looking for a single equation whose solution would describe deBroglie's wave regardless of the circumstances.


    2. To satisfy the Schroëdinger's Equation, the wave much have all but which of the following properties?

      (a)The wave must satisfy the deBroglie rule p = hk, where p is equal to momentum, h is Planck's constant (6.6X10-34 J-s), and k is the wave number, an entity somewhat related to the frequency of a wave.
      (b)Any force present is taken into account by means of the potential energy, V, it produces.
      (c)The wave does not conserve energy

    3. The Schroëdinger's Equation is a _________ equation.


    4. True or False: The Schroëdinger's Equation eliminated the transitional process in which the wave pattern gradually fades out while the new pattern fades in during which time, light is being emitted.


    5. Born won the Nobel Prize for discovering that ______ was the probability of finding a particle at a certain location around the nucleus.

      (a)square of the Hamiltonian
      (b)square of the Bohr radius
      (c)square of the wavefuntion

    6. The Schroëdinger's Equation __________.

      (a)cannot be used to solve one-electron atoms
      (b)can be solved exactly only for one-electron atoms
      (c)is not used for large molecules

    7. Some of the mathematical methods which use approximation techniques to help chemists to get a sense of the atomic and/or molecular structure are all but which of the following?

      (b)Best Guess
      (c)both a and b


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