1B. Quantum Theory and model of an atom

$E_{n}=\frac{h^{2}n^{2}}{8mL^{2}}$

Riya Sood 4G
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1B. Quantum Theory and model of an atom

1B. 25) What is the minimum uncertainty in the speed of an electron confined within a lead atom of diameter 350. pm? Model the
atom as a one-dimensional box with a length equal to the diameter of the actual atom

How do we draw the model to show the atom in a one-dimensional box?

Ariel Davydov 1C
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Re: 1B. Quantum Theory and model of an atom

You would draw the atom as a circle and label its radius and diameter, since the diameter of the atom is the uncertainty in position for the electron in this problem.

Jessica Li 4F
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Re: 1B. Quantum Theory and model of an atom

You could also draw in possible paths the electron could take/be to show that you are uncertain of where exactly the electron is.