## Time independent Schrödinger equation

The Schrödinger equation $$-\frac{\hbar}{i}\frac{\partial\Psi(x,t)}{\partial t}=-\frac{\hbar}{2m}\frac{\partial^{2}\Psi(x,t)}{\partial x^{2}}+V(x,t)\Psi(x,t)$$ involves a state function (\(\Psi\) wave function) which depends on spatial coordinates and time. For simplicity, let us consider the wave function for a particle in the one-dimensional case. Fortunately, for many applications of chemistry the time-independent Schrödinger equation, which gives rise to stationary states, is sufficient. In this Read More …