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Postby chari_maya 3B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:39 pm

Question 1.B.25 asks " What is the minimum uncertainty in the speed of an electron confined within a lead atom of diameter 350. pm? Model the atom as a one-dimensional box with a length equal to the diameter of the actual atom."

What does it mean by model the atom as a one-dimensional box?

Aiden Metzner 2C
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Re: 1.B.25

Postby Aiden Metzner 2C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:33 pm

It essentially just means that you use the diameter of the atom to use as the uncertainty in position of the electron. The model of the one dimensional box is a line where the position of the electron in uncertain, it just means you don't have to find the area of the atom.

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