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Hydrogen atom in a b field

  1. Feb 15, 2012 #1
    If a a 1s hydrogen atom is placed in a B field, how many energy states will it split into?
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2012 #2

    Jano L.

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    Hello jhendren,

    I think in quantum theory it will split into two levels, corresponding to two terms due to two possible projections of the proper magnetic moment of the electron.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeeman_effect
     
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