Q3.

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

For the electron wave function shown in FIGURE Q39.3, at what position or positions is the electron most likely to be found? Least likely to be found? Explain.

Most likely to be found: x = -2, 0, +2

Least likely to be found x = -4, +4, -1 and +1

Now as we know probability will be the square of wave function.And if we square this wave function, the whole graph will change to positive y axis with squared values.

So the point with highest values will be x = 0, 2nd highest will be at x = -2, +2

Points with minimum values after squaring will be+1, -1, -4 and +4 as function is approaching towards 0 there.

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