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Voltage and schrodinger query
Hi can anyone help me with a problem I've come acrosss. I'm working with a year 12 gifted pupil doing extra chem and one of the areas we've ended up at is - what is the relationship between voltage and molecular orbitals ? What are the electrons doing when voltage is increased in terms of metallic bonds -we've looked at increased energy per unit charge -we've looked at valence band/conductance band but this model just uses a broad term called 'energy levels' . We've broken the wave equation down and the answer isn't jumping out at us ? Is there a scalar - an eigenvalue/hamiltonian which will describe the new molecular orbital an electron can occupy if voltage is increased. In which case are is the molecular orbital energy levels analogous to n in atomic orbitals. Do they occupy different space at different energies ? is it explained simply by volume of the metal ? I've many more questions (time dependent/independent wave functions ? collapsed or not collapsed? ) but can't put the two views of the electron in the metallic bpnd together any comment would be hugely appreciated !
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