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electron

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:23 am
by Kyle Thorin
what are the constants revolving around the electron? E.g. Mass of electron, wavelength of electron, etc.

Re: electron

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:34 am
by Destiny_Ryales_3J
I think the mass of an electron is negligible because they are so small, and that they behave more as particles than as waves. However, they are so small that they might be able to behave as waves pretty easily. In short I don't think a constant is necessary for the mass of an electron, but I don't know about the "wavelength of an electron" so I hope someone else responds to this post.

Re: electron

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:40 am
by Hiba Alnajjar_2C
The mass of an electron is equal to 9.11 x 10^-31 kg. To find the wavelength of an electron, you would use the de Broglie equation- the wavelength of an electron is not a constant since it depends on the energy of the electron, which is different for electrons occupying different energy levels.

Re: electron

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:28 pm
by Madeline Phan 1E
Planck's constant is a significant one you need to remember. The value is 6.262 * 10^-34 J*s.