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### Electron Distribution Definition

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Prof. Lavelle used the term "e- $\rho$ distribution" to describe $\psi ^{2}$. What does $\rho$ mean in this context?

### Re: Electron Distribution Definition

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:23 pm
P is the symbol for density.

### Re: Electron Distribution Definition

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:49 pm
It's the electron density, which is what is drawn in diagrams

### Re: Electron Distribution Definition

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:55 pm
And so just be clear on density, that is just referring to the central location of majority of the electrons? Is there a mathematical number associated with this density?

### Re: Electron Distribution Definition

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:12 pm
It means density, so electron density is the probability of finding an electron in that location. In an area with higher electron density, you're more likely to find an electron there.