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[Phys-L] electron location & wave function

I am somewhat comfortable with electrons being described by a wave equation. It has been too long since my coursework involving wave equation items. When an atom is excited and the electron transitions to different levels, does the wave function adjust, allowing the electron to exist in spots inbetween what was alowable prior to the excitation, or does the electron disappear / reappear? I thought the energy added would adjust the wave function while the electron transitions energy levels. Others have told me the electron just zaps to the other level. However I don't know this well enough to figure out what I am making up and what they are making up.
Thanks for your help.