Incorrect Atom Model

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Trent Yamamoto 2J
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Incorrect Atom Model

Postby Trent Yamamoto 2J » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:34 pm

What specifically makes the answer from the incorrect atom model's (electron located inside of the nucleus) application of the Heisenberg Equation 'unrealistic?'

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Re: Incorrect Atom Model

Postby Rida Ismail 2E » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:38 pm

the part that makes the uncertainty greater than the speed of light is the fact that the atom is contained. If the atom is not contained the uncertianty drops making it realistic. So the specific point that makes it unrealistic is confining an e- to a certain place

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Re: Incorrect Atom Model

Postby madijohnson_4A » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:39 pm

When you work out the velocity for the electron when it is confined within the 1.7x10^-15 m of the nucleus, the velocity is 3.4x10^10 which is greater than the speed of light (3.00x10^8). The unrealistic velocity value is telling us that the electron cannot be confined within the nucleus.

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Re: Incorrect Atom Model

Postby Junwei Sun 4I » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:03 pm

When you apply the Heisenberg's equation to the incorrect atomic model, we get the result that the uncertainty in electrons' velocity is greater than the speed of light, which is unrealistic. Therefore this atomic model must be wrong and electrons do not located in the nucleus and are not confined to its nuclear diameter.

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