The electric potential due to a point charge is expressed as:
, where q is the source charge and r is the distance of the charge from the point.
The electron's potential energy:
We'll consider this situation to be similar to that of a point charge kept at the center of the sphere.
In a semiclassical model of the hydrogen atom, the electron orbits the proton at a distance of 0.053 nm.
a. What is the electric potential of the proton at the position of the electron?
b. What is the electron's potential energy?
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