Incorrect atomic model example


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Clarice Chui 2C
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Incorrect atomic model example

Postby Clarice Chui 2C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 pm

The example from lecture resulted in the velocity of the electron being greater than the speed of light. Obviously this is not possible, but what does that unrealistic answer tell us about the electron? Something about being localized at the nucleus?

Max Madrzyk Dis 4G
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Re: Incorrect atomic model example

Postby Max Madrzyk Dis 4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 pm

It tells us that the electron cannot be bound to the center of an atom.

Angus Wu_4G
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Re: Incorrect atomic model example

Postby Angus Wu_4G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:09 pm

The unrealistic answer tells us that the electrons cannot be located at the nucleus of the atom, because the value we used for the uncertainty in position for the calculation was the diameter of the hydrogen nucleus.

This tells us that electrons cannot be located in the nucleus, and therefore are orbiting the nucleus.

abby hyman
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Re: Incorrect atomic model example

Postby abby hyman » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:13 pm

Angus Wu_1A wrote:The unrealistic answer tells us that the electrons cannot be located at the nucleus of the atom, because the value we used for the uncertainty in position for the calculation was the diameter of the hydrogen nucleus.

This tells us that electrons cannot be located in the nucleus, and therefore are orbiting the nucleus.


Yes this is correct, the unrealistic answer tells us that the electrons cannot be in the nucleus


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