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A mathematical procedure which ensures that the integral of the square of modulus of a wave-function over all space equals 1. The constant required to ensure that a wave-function is normalized is termed the normalization constant.
PAC, 1999, 71, 1919 (Glossary of terms used in theoretical organic chemistry) on page 1956
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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). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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