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Can anyone help me with Electron Probability Density?

  1. Dec 3, 2004 #1
    I realize that electron probability density is the probability of finding an electron in a given volume, but as I was working on some homework, I wasn't sure how this fact would apply. Under what circumstances is an atomic electron's probability-density distribution spherically symmetric?
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  3. Dec 3, 2004 #2

    Dr Transport

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    When the wave function's angular quantum number is 0 the probaility density will not depend on any angular coordinates.
  4. Dec 3, 2004 #3
    Thank you. Why exactly does this work?
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