## Collapse/Localize to a Nucleus [ENDORSED]

$\Delta p \Delta x\geq \frac{h}{4\pi }$

Kendall_Islam_3A
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### Collapse/Localize to a Nucleus

In the course reader's first worked example of Heisenberg's Indeterminacy Equation, what does it mean when an electron collapses to or is localized at the nucleus?

Ara Yazaryan 1E
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### Re: Collapse/Localize to a Nucleus  [ENDORSED]

Well the purpose of this example is to show that ion fact electrons do not collapse to or are localized at the nucleus. Rather they exist in electron energy levels or "shells" around the nucleus, many times the diameter of the nucleus itself.

The Indeterminacy principle shows us that the atom much larger than just the size of the nucleus.

Hope I helped!