Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 7 - Sections 7.1-7.6 - Exercises - Review Questions: 15

Answer

Electron diffraction occurs when an electron beam is aimed at two closely spaced slits and a series of detectors is arranged to detect the electrons after they pass through the slits.

Work Step by Step

An interference pattern similar to that observed for light is recorded behind the slits. Electron diffraction therefore provides evidence for the wave nature of electrons.
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