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FlorenceC

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## Homework Statement

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The energy of an electron in a hydrogen atom is: E = p^2/2m - αe2/r; where p is the momentum,

r the orbital radius, me the electron mass, e the electron charge, and α the Coulomb constant.

Use the uncertainty principle for momentum vs. position to estimate the minimum radius and the momentum corresponding to this radius.

## Homework Equations

E = p^2/2m - αe2/r

I'm not exactly sure what this means conceptually

## The Attempt at a Solution

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Is this a plug and chug? I feel like it's not that simple.

uncertainty for momentum says

delta x * delta p <= h/2π

so do I just plug in p in delta p?