Unformatted text preview: 5.2. THE HYDROGEN MOLECULE z2 63 z2 z1 n1 z2 z1 n1 z2 z1 n1 z1 n1 n2 z n2 z n2 z n2 z n z n z n z n z n z n z n z n z z z z z Figure 5.2: Probability density functions on the z axis through the nuclei. From left to
right: ψl ψr , ψr ψl , the symmetric combination a(ψl ψr + ψr ψl ), and the antisymmetric one
a(ψl ψr − ψr ψl ). From top to bottom, the top row of curves show the probability of ﬁnding
electron 1 near z regardless where electron 2 is. The second row shows the probability of ﬁnding
electron 2 near z regardless where electron 1 is. The third row shows the total probability of
ﬁnding either electron near z , the sum of the previous two rows. The fourth row shows the
same as the third, but assuming the true threedimensional world rather than just the line
through the nuclei. ...
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