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Electron energy: is it related to physics concepts?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:03 am
by Julia Mazzucato 4D
Hi, in lecture yesterday Dr. Lavelle was explaining the equation E=-hr/n^2 and how the further away from the nucleus an electron gets, the lower the absolute value of its energy will get.
My mind kind of associated this with Coulomb's law and gravitational force which dictates that the farther away two objects get, the lower the gravitational pull between them is. Obviously with an electron and a nucleus there is the factor of +- charge in there as well but I was wondering if these two concepts are in any way related or if it's just a similar concept due to the nature of the laws of physics and chem.

Re: Electron energy: is it related to physics concepts?

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:26 am
by 105335337
These concepts, to my knowledge, are not related. The reason that were reminded of those two equations were because as the variable -> infinity, the result of the equation -> 0. While the two concepts are similar, they are not related. Just a coincidence.