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I found this statement when browsing the Wikipedia article for atomic orbitalsatomic orbitals:

"Orbitals of multi-electron atoms are qualitatively similar to those of hydrogen."

Is this true? Googling around I could only found this article where in page 50 it seems to address how to obtain the wave function of atoms with multiple electrons, but I don't have the necessary background to understand if it proves the statement or not.

Please include academic sources or a brief proof if possible.

I find it surprising that adding electrons wouldn't change the shape of the orbitals substantially, but that's what is implied when I've studied chemistry.

Thanks in advance.

I found this statement when browsing the Wikipedia article for atomic orbitals:

"Orbitals of multi-electron atoms are qualitatively similar to those of hydrogen."

Is this true? Googling around I could only found this article where in page 50 it seems to address how to obtain the wave function of atoms with multiple electrons, but I don't have the necessary background to understand if it proves the statement or not.

Please include academic sources or a brief proof if possible.

I find it surprising that adding electrons wouldn't change the shape of the orbitals substantially, but that's what is implied when I've studied chemistry.

Thanks in advance.

I found this statement when browsing the Wikipedia article for atomic orbitals:

"Orbitals of multi-electron atoms are qualitatively similar to those of hydrogen."

Is this true? Googling around I could only found this article where in page 50 it seems to address how to obtain the wave function of atoms with multiple electrons, but I don't have the necessary background to understand if it proves the statement or not.

Please include academic sources or a brief proof if possible.

I find it surprising that adding electrons wouldn't change the shape of the orbitals substantially, but that's what is implied when I've studied chemistry.

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Shape of orbitals in atoms with multiple electrons

I found this statement when browsing the Wikipedia article for atomic orbitals:

"Orbitals of multi-electron atoms are qualitatively similar to those of hydrogen."

Is this true? Googling around I could only found this article where in page 50 it seems to address how to obtain the wave function of atoms with multiple electrons, but I don't have the necessary background to understand if it proves the statement or not.

Please include academic sources or a brief proof if possible.

I find it surprising that adding electrons wouldn't change the shape of the orbitals substantially, but that's what is implied when I've studied chemistry.

Thanks in advance.