How to solve #18 Post-Assessment  [ENDORSED]

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How to solve #18 Post-Assessment

Postby HanSitoy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:48 pm

The hydrogen atom has a radius of approximately 0.05 nm. Assume that we know the position of an electron to an accuracy of 1 % of the hydrogen radius, calculate the uncertainty in the speed of the electron using the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

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Re: How to solve #18 Post-Assessment  [ENDORSED]

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:25 pm

You would have to calculate what exactly 1% of the hydrogen radius is, and then use that as your deltaX (uncertainty in position) in the Heisenberg uncertainty formula. Then you would solve for deltaV which is the uncertainty in velocity. Hope this helps! :)

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