Its parts are a single negatively-charged electron that circles a single positively-charged nucleus of the hydrogen atom. The nucleus of hydrogen consists of only a single proton (in the case of hydrogen-1 or protium), or it may also include one or more neutrons (giving deuterium, tritium, and other isotopes). The electron is bound to the nucleus by the Coulomb force. Hydrogen-1, also known as protium or "light hydrogen" is the main component of natural hydrogen.
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- Griffiths, David J. (1995). Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-111892-7.
Section 4.2 deals with the hydrogen atom specifically, but all of Chapter 4 is relevant.
- Bransden, B.H.; C.J. Joachain (1983). Physics of Atoms and Molecules. London: Longman. ISBN 0-582-44401-2.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Physics of hydrogen atom on Scienceworld
- Interactive graphical representation of orbitals
- Applet which allows viewing of all sorts of hydrogenic orbitals
- The Hydrogen Atom: Wave Functions, and Probability Density "pictures"
- Basic Quantum Mechanics of the Hydrogen Atom