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Schrodinger equation and hydrogen atom

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Homework Statement


Find the width L of a one-dimensional box for which n=5 level would correspond to the absolute value of the n=3 state of a hydrogen atom


Homework Equations


am i suppose to use n2h2/8mL2 where n=5 to equate it to the n=3 state of the hydrogen atom? which is -13.6eV/32?


The Attempt at a Solution



i am confuse. or am i suppose to be using some other equations? i don't really understand the question though. appreciate any help
 

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You have to use these equations. Omit the signs, the absolute values have to be equal. m is the mass of the electron, and convert eV to joule.

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ah i see.. thanks a lot!
 

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