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Molecular Orbital Theory: The Hydrogen
Molecule

**Atomic Orbital**: A wave
function whose square gives the probability of finding an electron within a given region of space *in an atom*.

**Molecular Orbital**: A wave function whose square gives the probability of finding an electron within
a given region of
space *in a molecule*.**
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