(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Compare the deBroglie wavelength for an electron in the n=6 orbit of He+ compared to the n=2 orbit. Is the deBroglie wavelength the same, smaller, or larger? Derive this.

2. Relevant equations

Quantization of Paths of Electrons:

2 pi r = n (lambda)

Bohr Radius:

r_{n}=n^{2}a_{B}

3. The attempt at a solution

So plugging eqn 2 into eqn 1 and solving for lambda (and using Z = 2 for He+) gives:

wavelength = pi n a_{B}

So using this, the deBroglie wavelength of n=6 would be 3 times larger than the n=2 wavelength?

I really don't know if this is correct. I don't know if the Bohr model can be used with deBroglie (they are kind of related right?)

Edit:

Ok the math symbol stuff is kind of messed up, I fixed what I could but it kept showing things wrong.

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# DeBroglie Wavelength Comparison

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