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I have gathered that the orbit of an electron cannot be calculated due to the uncertainty principal which states that position becomes uncertain when momentum is measured and vice versa.

From this I understand that an orbit is not possible for an electron, hence the term 'orbital'.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/c/f/f/cff3dc2c74938c84a826f7f0fa6644aa.png

If the above is the equation for the Heisenberg Uncertainty principal, how would I use it in order to show that an electron orbit is impossible?

Thanks in advance

Adam

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# Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal with regards to electron orbits

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