Asked Dec 28, 2019

express Heisenberg's uncertainity principle in mathematical form.


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Step 1

According to Heisenberg's uncertainity principle, it is not possible to measure simultaneously the position as well as velocity of a subatomic particle such as electron.

When one of two (position or velocity) is known with certainity, the other becomes uncertain.

Step 2

Mathematically, Heisenberg's uncertainity principle can be expressed as 

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 1

It indicates that the product of uncertainities are always greater than the Planck's constant.


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