The electron
probability distribution function,
, defined as
where
is an electronic wave-function and integration is made over the coordinates of all
but the first electron of
. The physical interpretation of the
electron density function is that
gives the
probability of finding an electron in a volume element
,
i.e.,
electron density in this volume.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by
A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).
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J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.