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The velocity of electron in ground state of hydrogen atom is

 The velocity of electron in ground state of 
hydrogen atom is

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 286 Points
7 years ago
The speed of an electron in the ground state is given by

v = Zc/α where Z is the atomic number, c is the speed of light, and α is the fine structure constant (α ≈ 1/137)

So for an electron in the ground state of hydrogen, its orbital velocity is approximately c/137.

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