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: 20

Answer

The uncertainty principle makes it impossible to predict a trajectory for the electron because we cannot simultaneously know the position and velocity of the electron.

Work Step by Step

The future path of an electron is indeterminate, and can only be described statistically.
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