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Write down for yourself the expression for the radial distribution function of a 2p electron in a hydrogenic atom and determine the radius in Angstroms at which the electron is most likely to be found. Assume the species has an atomic number of 2. (Ans. in Angstroms)

 
 
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The expression for the radial distribution function of a 2p electron in a hydrogenic atom is given by,

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3/2 Zr Z 1 -Zr/ 2a, 32a,

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Here ao is the Bohr’s radius , Z  is the atomic number of the Hydrogenic species and r is the distance of the electron from the nucleus of the Hydrogenic  atom.

It is mentioned that the Atomic number of the species of the Hydrogenic atom is 2.

Therefore, substitute 2 for Z in the above equation and rewrite it as,

 

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3/2 1 1 2r e 3

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To determine the radius at which  the electron is most likely to be foun...

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P(r)=(R()

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