This applet comes with a caveat: when plotting the wave function for two electrons, the mutual interaction of the electrons has been ignored. This is an unfortunate necessity caused by the complexity of the equations of quantum mechanics: the applet only knows solutions in closed form for individual electrons in a single-electron atom. But the plots still exhibit the essential qualities of the electron wave functions that interest us.
Please be patient: each plot requires the evaluation of each wave function at over 3.5 million points! The "Replot" button will be labeled with ellipsis while the evaluation process is taking place.
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