## Calculating wavelength of an electron

Toru Fiberesima 1L
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### Calculating wavelength of an electron

When you know the velocity of an electron, how do you then calculate the wavelength?
Thanks

Tiffany Chen 1A
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### Re: Calculating wavelength of an electron

You could use De Broglie's equation: lambda=h/mV, where h is Planck's constant, m is the mass of the electron (which is a constant that would be given to you or you could just look it up) in kg, and V is the velocity in m/s.

MariaJohn1D
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### Re: Calculating wavelength of an electron

When you know velocity of an electron and need to know wavelength use De Broglie's equation. lambda= h/mv

Molly Oakes 1A
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### Re: Calculating wavelength of an electron

You know velocity and I believe the mass of an electron is a constant. Therefore, you have mass, velocity, and Planck's, so you can use De Broglie's equation.

Alondra Juarez section 1E
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### Re: Calculating wavelength of an electron

In order to calculate the wavelength you will use the equation λ=h/mv