So­lu­tion hmolb-b


When the pro­tons are close to each other, the elec­trons do af­fect each other, and the wave func­tion above is no longer valid. But sup­pose you were given the true wave func­tion, and you were once again asked to draw the blob show­ing the prob­a­bil­ity of find­ing elec­tron 1 (us­ing a plot­ting pack­age, say). What would the big prob­lem be?


Since elec­tron 2 now af­fects where elec­tron 1 is, you would have to draw a dif­fer­ent blob for every pos­si­ble po­si­tion of elec­tron 2, an im­pos­si­ble task.