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Homework Help: Energy of electrons in an atom

  1. Feb 13, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An atom confines electrons to be within a certain region of space. Use this fact to estimate the energy of electrons in atoms and compare it to those predicted by Bohr theory, remarking on any differences or similarities.


    2. Relevant equations
    Schrodinger's Wave Equation?


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm really not sure where to begin.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2010 #2

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    Think uncertainty principle.
     
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