My question is, shouldn't the graph have a maximum at the middle of the two hydrogen atoms? since my intuition tells me that the electrons have a great chance of being in the middle rather than anywhere else. hmm, this train of thought has led me to another question, what exactly does this graph even represent? I mean, which electrons probababilty does it even show? or does it show us the probability of finding any electron participating in the constructive bonding.
another question that I have is this, if say, we were to excite one of the electrons into the higher antibonding orbital, what would exactly happen to this orbital, the shape I mean, would it simply cease to exist? since we're literally making the bond cease to exist (bond order=0) or would it assume the shape of this?
I still haven't completely grasped the true nature of such orbitals, I think it's evident from all these questions.