1. Considering the helium atom,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

a. why do we use product type wave function

b. how is the anti-symmetry taking care

c what are the criterion for selecting best wave function

d. how do we take into account the electron correlation

Attempts:

a. I think it is because we want exact wave function, since the helium atom has two electron, the electron-electron repulsion must be ignored.

b. Anti symmetry is taking care by interchanging the coordinates of the electrons

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# Homework Help: Wave functions (Quantum Mechanics)

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