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An orbital can contain up to 2 electrons, and the electrons and orbitals are described by wave functions, are the 3 wave functions the same? for example, two electrons that are in the psi 2 0 0 orbital do they have the same wave function as that orbital?

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6 minutes ago, Scienc said:

An orbital can contain up to 2 electrons, and the electrons and orbitals are described by wave functions, are the 3 wave functions the same? for example, two electrons that are in the psi 2 0 0 orbital do they have the same wave function as that orbital?

To first order, yes, but in most cases the two spin orientations of the electron have different energy, so the states are not degenerate. The determination of that orbital doesn’t include the magnetic interaction that causes the energy shift. 

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