What is the maximum probability for an electron to be present in any atomic orbital?

Asked by Ankit Jatiya | 30th Jun, 2014, 02:43: PM

Expert Answer:

  • The probability of finding electron at the nucleus is always zero.
  • The probability of finding electron increases as one moves away from the nucleus. At a distance of 0.53 A0, the probability of finding electron is maximum. It is called as the Bohr's first radius.
  • On moving away from the nucleus the probability of finding electron goes on decreasing and becomes almost zero at about 2 A0.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 2nd Jul, 2014, 12:05: PM

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