Hydrogen Wave Functions: Single-Electron Atoms in Quantum Physics
Part of the Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet
One of the triumphs of quantum physics is the solution — to a high degree — of the motion of the electron in the hydrogen atom. But the hydrogen wave functions aren’t easily memorized — you need to remember the radial part of the wave function in addition to the spherical harmonics.
Here’s a list of the first hydrogen atom wave functions: