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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hey there,

I used Mathematica to find the (non-normalised) wave function of an electron in the vicinity of a Hydrogen nucleus, and converted the answer from one involving Whittaker functions to one involving generalised Laguerre polynomials. My result is shown below:

This agrees with the documented non-normalised wave function. However, when I multiply by the documented normalisation constant, to get the following wave function:

It is still not normalised - the integral from 0 to infinity of the absolute square is still not equal to 1.

Does any one know what I'm doing wrong, and/or how to fix the wave function? Thanks in advance.

I used Mathematica to find the (non-normalised) wave function of an electron in the vicinity of a Hydrogen nucleus, and converted the answer from one involving Whittaker functions to one involving generalised Laguerre polynomials. My result is shown below:

This agrees with the documented non-normalised wave function. However, when I multiply by the documented normalisation constant, to get the following wave function:

It is still not normalised - the integral from 0 to infinity of the absolute square is still not equal to 1.

Does any one know what I'm doing wrong, and/or how to fix the wave function? Thanks in advance.