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Radial probability distribution (rpd) 
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Mar1512, 04:27 AM

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Radial Probability Density = R(r) : Square of the Radial Wavefunction
The required volume is determined by the volume of the SPHERICAL SHELL enclosed between a sphere of radius (r+dr) and a sphere of radius r rpd = radial probability density × volume of the spherical shell = R2 × 4πr2 dr how then did they cancel the dr and directly write: rpd = R2 × 4πr2 ?? also how could only radial probability be multiplied by volume? shouldn't the whole wave function be multiplied by the volume? 


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Mar1512, 03:26 PM

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The density function is the derivative of the distribution  that's where the dr went.



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Mar1712, 04:04 PM

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Radial probability distribution (rpd)



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