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The problem of bound states of an electron trapped in a dipole field is being studied by Alhaidari and company. (See, for example, https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0707/0707.3510.pdf). It is not clear to me why the point dipole approximation is used everywhere in such calculations. Can't an electron in such a system be localized at distances of the order of a dipole size, where it is necessary to honestly, without Taylor, take an expression for the potential energy of a system of two oppositely charged immovable centers?