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Which one of the following about of an electron occupying the 1s orbital in a hydrogen atom is incorrect? (The Bohr radius is represented by a0)

(a) The probability density of finding the electron is maximum at the  nucleus

(b) The electron can be found at a distance 2a0 from the nucleus

(c) The magnitude of the potential energy is double that if its kinetic energy on an average

(d) The total energy of the electron is maximum when it is at a distance a0 from the nucleus


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Which one of the following about of an electron occupying the 1s orbital in a hydrogen atom is incorrect? (The Bohr radius is represented by a0)

(a) The probability density of finding the electron is maximum at the  nucleus

(b) The electron can be found at a distance 2a0 from the nucleus

(c) The magnitude of the potential energy is double that if its kinetic energy on an average

(d) The total energy of the electron is maximum when it is at a distance a0 from the nucleus

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Answer Key : (d) -

The total energy of the electrons is minimum when it is at a distance a0 from the nucleus for 1 s orbital



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