Hydrogen Atom as a Particle in a Box (NB)

How does an electron qualify as a particle in a box? It behaves like a wave and, when bound to an atom, has boundaries. Using this notion, the professor explains a quantum mechanical calculation for a hydrogen atom. Given the length of the box and electron transition, he shows the calculation of the wavelength of radiation emitted. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video at key parts to ensure understanding and offer further explanation if necessary
Classroom Considerations

  • Viewing the YouTube video requires Internet access
  • Builds from the previous lessons in this series
  • The video concludes the series of 14 lessons

  • Offers explanation of the concepts while setting up and performing calculations

  • Omits steps when explaining the math, which makes it difficult to follow