$\Delta p \Delta x\geq \frac{h}{4\pi }$

Louise Zhuang
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What is the minimum uncertainty in the speed of an electron confined to within a lead atom of diameter 350. pm?
Is the uncertainty in position 350. pm in this problem?

Alyssa Bryan 3F
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The uncertainty in position would be 350. pm, but in order to apply it to the equation you need to convert this to meters so the units will align with one another.

Haowen_Liang_3E
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I believe the diameter of the atom is twice of "delta x," it looks like the question wants you to put 1/2 of that diameter into the uncertainty equation in delta x and solve of velocity.

Michelle Nwufo 2G
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