1s electron time-averaged position

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    abomhals
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    I would tell the child to partition the space around the nucleus into small cubes. Then we will measure, over constant time intervals, in which of the cubes the electron can be found. Doing this for some time, we should be able to find the averaged positions in space (cubes) where the electron shall reside.

    For the 1s electron of a hydrogen atom, we will expect this space to be spherical.

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