Hydrogen Wave Functions: Single-Electron Atoms in Quantum Physics - dummies

Hydrogen Wave Functions: Single-Electron Atoms in Quantum Physics

By Steven Holzner

Part of 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:

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