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What is the uncertainty speed of a hydrogen atom inside a virus?

  1. May 10, 2012 #1
    What is the uncertainty speed of a hydrogen atom inside a virus? Even though the vaue of uncertainty in position is not given. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. May 10, 2012 #2
    You might want to consider what the maximum uncertainity in position of the hydrogen atom is (hint: the atom is in in the virus)
     
  4. May 10, 2012 #3
    so a virus is roughly 100 nm and a hydrogen atom is .1 nm, so would that make the uncertainty in position 10 nm? thanks for the help btw
     
  5. May 11, 2012 #4
    How would you have arrived at 10nm?
     
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