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Today I was introduced to the Orbital Wave Function for electrons. $\Psi$ is a mathematical function for coordinate of electrons and has no physical meaning. But $\Psi^2$ gives probability of an electron. How does a function for coordinate give probability distribution when squared ? How is the $\Psi$ working ?

Please explain me in easier to understand terms with out monster equations.

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  • $\begingroup$ What's the monstrous equation (Schrödinger's equations)? And state of the particle is completely described by $\Psi$, it got it's meaning.. doesn't $\Psi^2$ gives probability density? $\endgroup$
    – Zenix
    Feb 29 '20 at 19:00
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    $\begingroup$ Discussed here in the question and answers: physics.stackexchange.com/q/194999 $\endgroup$
    – Ed V
    Feb 29 '20 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Zenix yes! I don't really understand it. I suppose it relates the various energies of the particle with its coordinates. Am I right? $\endgroup$ Feb 29 '20 at 19:15
  • $\begingroup$ chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/92244/… $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Feb 29 '20 at 19:46
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    $\begingroup$ "Today I was introduced to the Orbital Wave Function" - well that suggests that you already know more then you really need on your level of education, and teacher didn't tell you how it work for good reasons. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Feb 29 '20 at 19:49