Heizenberg Problem relating to location in nucleus


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Heizenberg Problem relating to location in nucleus

Postby Beata_Vayngortin_3L » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:46 pm

If the questions states "demonstrate an electron cannot be located inside the nucleus of an atom," how are you supposed to prove this? I understand how to solve the problem (given the diameter of the atom as 1.7 x 10^-15 m) and I know how to solve for the velocity, but how do you relate the velocity to whether or not the electron can be located inside the nucleus or not?

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Re: Heizenberg Problem relating to location in nucleus

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:00 pm

The maximum speed the electron could travel is the speed of light. If the uncertainty in velocity is greater than that, then you are not able to find the location.


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