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Asked Oct 6, 2019
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Write down for yourself the expression for the radial distribution function of a 2s 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 Agstroms) 

 
 
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Step 1

The radial distribution for 2p electron is:

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R, pe here, z = 2, and n - 2]

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Step 2

Write the expression for radial probability.

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radial probability p(pe 2 -pe |substitute for p na - 2: P(r) (I) na

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Step 3

Apply maximum probability cond...

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dP(r dr 22 =0 7 dr na 22 -0 is a constant dr па, па, 0 (II) 7 e

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