|Apr11-07, 12:09 AM||#18|
Do Electrons have MASS?
Hey...i really dont get this part of dischage tubes....a potential difference is applied and the 2 electrodes are cathode and anode...now if electrons are produced and emitted at the cathode...shouldnt they always hit the anode...since they would need to hit the anode to complete the circuit?? :S Cuz for cathode rays in TV's they go through the anode...and i dont understand how this works :S....??? Any ideas anyone please??
|Apr11-07, 03:29 AM||#19|
An electron in any orbital isn't going anywhere, because an orbital is a stationary state solution to the S.E.
However, the probability density does 'swirl' in practice because the wavefunction is a linear combination over all orbitals. That allows for interference between the phases of differing orbitals creating time dependent regions of low and high probability.
The 'swirls' are not much like planetary orbits, but there is movement.
This applet should convince you that particle wavefunctions do swirl in a potential well.
Edit: This applet is even better- it's for the H-atom
You can easily combine an S orbital together with a P orbital and watch oscillations occur.
|May1-07, 01:44 PM||#20|
it says so on the formula sheet ... (9.11 x 10^negative something )
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