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Daniel Kim 1D
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Help with problem

Postby Daniel Kim 1D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:27 am

Hello I was looking if someone could clarify how to solve problem #1 on Test #2. It is about finding the uncertainty in velocity of the carbon monoxide molecule within the sac. When the sac has a diameter of 2*10^-4m.

Erica Li 1C
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Re: Help with problem

Postby Erica Li 1C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:26 pm

Since you are given diameter (2x10^-4 m) and you are trying to find velocity, you just have to figure out what the mass of oxygen is since it's asking for uncertainty of velocity of the oxygen molecule. Since oxygen is diatomic, it's O2, so when you find the mass it would be 32 g/mol x 1/6.022x10^23, which is 5.31x10^-23 g-- but since the mass unit in the Heisenberg equation is kg, it would be 5.31x10^-26 kg. From there you just plug numbers in and solve!

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