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Atom's diameter

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:50 pm
by paulacamara1E
I am quite confused with the uncertainty in position in problems referring to Heinsberg's Indeterminacy Equation. I understand how to apply the formulas but why its the uncertainty in position equals to the diameter of the atom?

Re: Atom's diameter

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:05 pm
by Elijah E 1C
Correct me if I'm wrong, but because of the incorrect model of the atom the electrons were believed to be inside the nucleus. Therefore, the uncertainty of the electrons velocity would be limited to the diameter of the atom because the electrons could move about.

Re: Atom's diameter

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:34 pm
by Lenaschelzig1C
It takes into consideration the uncertainty of Bohr's model of the atom