For a 1D infinite well, The energy levels of an electron trapped inside is dependent on the length of the well. The longer the length, the less its energy will be for each state.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am aware how the formula is derived. The main form of the formula is a solution of Schrodinger's equation which books say is not derived from anything more fundalmental.

But is the fact that the energy levels are depedent on L intuitive? If so why? Could you say that a longer well would mean that the energy of the electron is distributed more evenly for each position x in the well? Hence the energy of the electron is lower at each x in the well for a particular state in a longer well?

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