Blard: Consider the hydrogen atom in a magnetic field of 2T. If the atom is its ground state.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) Write down the magnetic moments of the proton and the spinning electron.

A: For electron Uz = +/- 0.5gUb = - 9.27E-27 J/T

Since it's the ground state g is 2 (approx)

My question is what should the sign on the value of the mag moment be, my understanding is the first electron position is the upstate.

For proton: Uz = +/- 2.79Un = + 1.41E-26 J/T

Again what should the signs of the mag moment be, I'm assuming it is well defined because it's a hydrogen atom

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# Homework Help: Magnetic Moments - signs

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