Basic SE, Hydrogen atom I'm given the basicc equation for the effective potential I've worked out the bohr radius (a)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Q. Describe what happens to the effective potential for orbital angular momentum l>0 and electron radius r < r(min)

r(min) = l(l+1)a

I'm thinking that the effective potential will become positive which would indicate that the electron will repel but am having a hard time seeing how positives and negatives can repel.

My answer (2nd year exam). Would probably be.

The effective potential will become positive which indicates a negative charge is repelled by a postive one. This is not a physically possible solution,.

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# Homework Help: Hydrogen Atom :Effective Potential

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