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## Hydrogen Atom I
An electron in the 2s state of the hydrogen atom has the wavefunction
where a _{0} is the Bohr radius. Consider a thin spherical shell with radius
r_{1} = a_{0} and thickness dr, and another thin spherical shell with
radius r_{2} = 4a_{0} and thickness dr. What is the ratio of the probability
that the electron will be found within the thickness of the first thin shell,
P_{a0}, to the probability
that it will be found within the thickness of the second thin shell
P_{4a0}?
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