Momentum and Wavelike Properties


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Momentum and Wavelike Properties

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:51 pm

In class, Prof. Lavelle stated that De Broglie's equation referred only to particles with momentum and wavelike properties. I understand how a particle may not have momentum, but is this correlative to wavelike properties? In what scenario would a particle not have wavelike properties?

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Re: Momentum and Wavelike Properties

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:52 pm

All particles have wavelike properties; it's just a matter of whether you can measure the wavelength or not.

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Re: Momentum and Wavelike Properties

Postby Max Kwon 1J » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:28 am

Everything has wavelike properties, it is just if it is too big then it is too small to be detected. Lavelle did this by using the de Broglie equation with a car, but the wavelength was too small to detect. It is noticeable in particles because they are small, so the wavelength properties are more apparent.


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