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Q & A: 3-D electron cloud

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Most recent answer: 01/14/2016
Q:
Does the electron cloud of a hydrogen atom exist only on the surface of the sphere of the radius of the electron cloud or does it permeate inside and outside of the radius or? Thanks
- Tom Clark (age 69)
Cross Junction, VA
A:

It's a fully three-dimensional cloud. For the ground state, it's densest right in the middle.

Mike W.


(published on 01/14/2016)

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