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Hydrogen Atom probability question

  1. Feb 6, 2005 #1
    How would I show that the most probable values of r for the n-1=l states of hydrogen are

    r=n^2a where a is the Bohr radius

    I know these values must satisfy the equation d/dr(unl)^2=0
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2005
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  3. Feb 6, 2005 #2


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    You've assumed l=n=1 which is incorrect.So please reformulate the problem in correct terms...

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