i just started studying quantum mechanics in my college.....i asked a number of teachers and seniors that why psi(ψ) is maximum at r=0, also (ψ)^2 is maximum at r=0(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

but probability is maximum at r= a(knot) for 1s orbital

this seems a contradiction to me that on one side we are ssaying ψ is maximum at 0 but probability is 0 at r=o

they all explained this to me using equations and said the voluime factor comesin...but i am not ready to digest it...please provide me a physical explanation that i can believe

also what exactly is ψ? i mean does it gives the path of electron or its position or what?

please explain this as i am studying this for the first time and am really intersted in it.

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