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Homework Help: Homework problem - MasteringPhysics.com (electric potential)

  1. Jan 31, 2008 #1
    In a semiclassical model of the hydrogen atom, the electron orbits the proton at a distance of 0.053nm.

    What is the electric potential of the proton at the position of the electron?

    What is the electron's potential energy?

    (do i use the area on a circle in this equation? or is this an answer with constants in the solution?) if you guys could help me figure this out I would appreciate it.
    thank you.
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  3. Jan 31, 2008 #2


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    Start with this: what's the equation for electric potential due to a point charge?
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