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Apply quantum mechanical concepts to answer the following question: why does the hydrogen atom in its ground state have a finite size? Recall that one of the critical limitations of classical mechanics is its failure in identifying the ground state of the hydrogen atom. Obtaining such knowledge is critical for chemists to predict the “size” of the atom, crucial for understanding molecular geometries, steric effects,packing in solids, and so forth. In this problem, you apply quantum mechanics to resolve this conundrum.

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