Ch.1 #41  [ENDORSED]

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Ch.1 #41

Postby Jocelyn Martinez-1K » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:24 pm

We are asked to "find the velocity of a neutron of wavelength 100. pm" so we set the equation to v=h/mλ. So h=6.62608x10^-34, λ= 100 (given), and m=1.67493x10^-27 kg. My question is where did we get 'm' from? Is m a constant? Looking for clarification of where we get m=1.67493x10^-27 kg.

Gwen Peng 1L
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Re: Ch.1 #41  [ENDORSED]

Postby Gwen Peng 1L » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:34 pm

So yes the mass of a neutron is always constant. The mass of a neutron is 1 amu. Therefore you convert this to kilograms and get:
1 amu = 1.67493x10^-27 kg
Hope this was helpful :)

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Re: Ch.1 #41

Postby Lily Sperling 1E » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:42 am

Yes, Gwen is correct. The mass of a neutron, like that of a proton, or planks constant, or Avogadro's number are all constant and therefore, will not change. The mass of a neutron is typically given in grams, so you have to convert by dividing by 1000 in order to get kg.

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Re: Ch.1 #41

Postby Yadira Flores 1G » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:06 am

You have to convert the picometers into meters before plugging it into the equation right?

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Re: Ch.1 #41

Postby ErinKim1I » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:22 am

Yes, you have to convert picometers to meters because m is the standard SI unit

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Re: Ch.1 #41

Postby Emely Reyna 1F » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm

to convert from pm to m in order to use the equation you can multiply 100 pm by 10^-12

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Re: Ch.1 #41

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:39 pm

The answer is 3956 m/s.

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