electrons

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Sophia Dinh 1D
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electrons

Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:45 pm

How do electrons have wave-like properties, but at the same time have particle-like behavior?

Naneeta Desar 1K
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Re: electrons

Postby Naneeta Desar 1K » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 pm

hello! I was confused on this too and I found this website that explains it very well! Hope this helps :)
https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves ... _Chemistry)/Quantum_Mechanics/09._The_Hydrogen_Atom/Atomic_Theory/Electrons_in_Atoms/Wave-Particle_Duality

Lelija Kazlauskas 3J
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Re: electrons

Postby Lelija Kazlauskas 3J » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:01 pm

Electrons (aka light) is seen as a wave due to the fact that it can behave like a wave, in which light can reflect, diffract, etc. just like a wave. In the photoelectric effect, if light were to react exactly like a wave, simply increasing the intensity of a wave (increasing its energy) would allow for the photoelectric effect to occur. But it only occurs if the frequency of the wave increases, which increases the amount of energy a photon has.


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