# Quiz 40: One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics

Physics & Astronomy

Q 1Q 1

The smallest kinetic energy that an electron in a box (an infinite well) can have is zero.
A) True
B) False

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B

Q 2Q 2

If an atom in a crystal is acted upon by a restoring force that is directly proportional to the distance of the atom from its equilibrium position in the crystal, then it is impossible for the atom to have zero kinetic energy.
A) True
B) False

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A

Q 3Q 3

A particle is confined to a one-dimensional box (an infinite well) on the x-axis between x = 0 and x = L. The potential height of the walls of the box is infinite. The normalized wave function of the particle, which is in the ground state, is given by ψ(x) = sin , with 0 ≤ x ≤ L. What is the probability of finding the particle between x = 0 and x = L/3?
A) 0.20
B) 0.22
C) 0.24
D) 0.26
E) 0.28

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A

Q 4Q 4

A particle is confined to a one-dimensional box (an infinite well) on the x-axis between x = 0 and x = L. The potential height of the walls of the box is infinite. The normalized wave function of the particle, which is in the ground state, is given by ψ(x) = sin , with 0 ≤ x ≤ L. What is the maximum probability per unit length of finding the particle?
A) 1/
B)
C) 2/
D) 1/L
E) 2/L

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Q 5Q 5

An electron is in an infinite square well (a box) that is 8.9 nm wide. What is the ground state energy of the electron? (h = 6.626 × 10

^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-1}^{9}) A) 0.0048 eV B) 0.0057 eV C) 0.0066 eV D) 0.0076 eV E) 0.0085 eVFree

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Q 6Q 6

An electron is in an infinite square well (a box) that is 2.0 nm wide. The electron makes a transition from the to the state, what is the wavelength of the emitted photon? (h = 6.626 × 10

^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}) A) 880 nm B) 750 nm C) 610 nm D) 1000 nm E) 1100 nmFree

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Q 7Q 7

An electron is in an infinite square well that is 2.6 nm wide. What is the smallest value of the state quantum number n for which the energy level exceeds 100 eV? (h = 6.626 × 10

^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}) A) 43 B) 44 C) 45 D) 42 E) 41Free

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Q 8Q 8

An electron is bound in an infinite square-well potential (a box) on the x-axis. The width of the well is L and the well extends from x = 0.00 nm to In its present state, the normalized wave function of the electron is given by: ψ(x) =

_{ }_{ }sin (2πx/L). What is the energy of the electron in this state? (h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}) A) 0.10 eV B) 0.052 eV C) 0.13 eV D) 0.078 eV E) 0.026 eVFree

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Q 9Q 9

An electron is in the ground state of an infinite well (a box) where its energy is 5.00 eV. In the next higher level, what would its energy be? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10

^{-19}J) A) 1.25 eV B) 2.50 eV C) 10.0 eV D) 15.0 eV E) 20.0 eVFree

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Q 10Q 10

The lowest energy level of a particle confined to a one-dimensional region of space (a box, or infinite well) with fixed length L is E

_{0}. If an identical particle is confined to a similar region with fixed length L/6, what is the energy of the lowest energy level that the particles have in common? Express your answer in terms of E_{0}.Free

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Q 11Q 11

An electron is bound in an infinite well (a box) of width 0.10 nm. If the electron is initially in the n = 8 state and falls to the n = 7 state, find the wavelength of the emitted photon.
(c = 3.00 × 10

^{8}m/s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg)Free

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Q 12Q 12

An electron in an infinite potential well (a box) makes a transition from the n = 3 level to the ground state and in so doing emits a photon of wavelength 20.9 nm. (c = 3.00 × 10

^{8}m/s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) (a) What is the width of this well? (b) What wavelength photon would be required to excite the electron from its original level to the next higher one?Free

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Q 13Q 13

You want to confine an electron in a box (an infinite well) so that its ground state energy is 5.0 × 10

^{-18}J. What should be the length of the box? (h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) A) 0.11 nm B) 0.22 nm C) 0.15 nm D) 0.18 nmFree

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Q 14Q 14

A 10.0-g bouncy ball is confined in a 8.3-cm-long box (an infinite well). If we model the ball as a point particle, what is the minimum kinetic energy of the ball? (h = 6.626 × 10

^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 8.0 × 10^{-64}J B) 3.2 × 10^{-46}J C) 1.3 × 10^{-20}J D) zeroFree

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Q 15Q 15

You want to have an electron in an energy level where its speed is no more than 66 m/s. What is the length of the smallest box (an infinite well) in which you can do this? (h = 6.626 × 10

^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) A) 5.5 µm B) 11 µm C) 2.8 µm D) 1.4 µmFree

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Q 16Q 16

An electron is confined in a one-dimensional box (an infinite well). Two adjacent allowed energies of the electron are 1.068 × 10

^{-18}J and 1.352 × 10^{-18}J. What is the length of the box? (h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) A) 1.9 nm B) 0.93 nm C) 1.1 nm D) 2.3 nmFree

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Q 17Q 17

An electron is trapped in an infinite square well (a box) of width Find the wavelength of photons emitted when the electron drops from the n = 5 state to the n = 1 state in this system. (c = 3.00 × 10

^{8}m/s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}^{ }J ∙ s, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) A) 6.49 μm B) 5.45 μm C) 5.91 μm D) 7.07 μmFree

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Q 18Q 18

One fairly crude method of determining the size of a molecule is to treat the molecule as an infinite square well (a box) with an electron trapped inside, and to measure the wavelengths of emitted photons. If the photon emitted during the n = 2 to n = 1 transition has wavelength 1940 nm, what is the width of the molecule? (c = 3.00 × 10

^{8}m/s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}^{ }J ∙ s, M_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) A) 1.33 nm B) 1.12 nm C) 1.21 nm D) 1.45 nmFree

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Q 19Q 19

The wave function of an electron in a rigid box (infinite well) is shown in the figure. If the electron energy 98.0 eV, what is the energy of the electron's ground state? (m

_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg) A) 6.13 eV B) 3.92 eV C) 10.9 eV D) 24.5 eVFree

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Q 20Q 20

A particle confined in a rigid one-dimensional box (an infinite well) of length 17.0 fm has an energy level and an adjacent energy level E

_{n}_{+1}= 37.5 MeV. What is the value of the ground state energy? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J) A) 1.50 MeV B) 13.5 MeV C) 0.500 MeV D) 4.50 MeVFree

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Q 21Q 21

An electron with kinetic energy 2.80 eV encounters a potential barrier of height 4.70 eV. If the barrier width is 0.40 nm, what is the probability that the electron will tunnel through the barrier? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10

^{-19}J, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 3.5 × 10^{-3}B) 7.3 × 10^{-3}C) 1.4 × 10^{-2}D) 2.9 × 10^{-3}E) 3.5 × 10^{-2}Free

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Q 22Q 22

A 3.10-eV electron is incident on a 0.40-nm barrier that is 5.67 eV high. What is the probability that this electron will tunnel through the barrier? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10

^{-19}J, m_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 1.4 × 10^{-3}B) 9.0 × 10^{-4}C) 1.0 × 10^{-3}D) 1.5 × 10^{-3}E) 1.2 × 10^{-3}Free

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Q 23Q 23

The energy of a proton is 1.0 MeV below the top of a 6.8-fm-wide energy barrier. What is the probability that the proton will tunnel through the barrier? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10

^{-19}J, m_{proton}= 1.67 × 10^{-27}kg, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 0.051 B) 0.048 C) 0.056 D) 0.053Free

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Q 24Q 24

An 80-eV electron impinges upon a potential barrier 100 eV high and 0.20 nm thick. What is the probability the electron will tunnel through the barrier? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10

^{-19}J, m_{proton}= 1.67 × 10^{-27}kg, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 0.011% B) 1.1% C) 0.11% D) 1.1 × 10^{-4}% E) 7.7 × 10^{-10}%Free

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Q 25Q 25

A lithium atom, mass 1.17 × 10

^{-26}kg, vibrates with simple harmonic motion in a crystal lattice, where the effective force constant of the forces on the atom is k = 49.0 N/m. (c = 3.00 × 10^{8}m/s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J) (a) What is the ground state energy of this system, in eV? (b) What is the wavelength of the photon that could excite this system from the ground state to the first excited state?Free

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Q 26Q 26

The atoms in a nickel crystal vibrate as harmonic oscillators with an angular frequency of 2.3 × 10

^{13 }rad/s. The mass of a nickel atom is 9.75 × 10^{-26}kg. What is the difference in energy between adjacent vibrational energy levels of nickel? (h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, H = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J) A) 0.015 eV B) 0.019 eV C) 0.023 eV D) 0.027 eV E) 0.031 eVFree

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Q 27Q 27

The lowest energy level of a certain quantum harmonic oscillator is 5.00 eV. What is the energy of the next higher level?
A) 7.50 eV
B) 10.0 eV
C) 15.0 eV
D) 20.0 eV
E) 50.0 eV

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Q 28Q 28

Calculate the ground state energy of a harmonic oscillator with a classical frequency of 3.68 × 10

^{15}Hz. (1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 7.62 eV B) 15.2 eV C) 11.4 eV D) 5.71 eVFree

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Q 29Q 29

The energy of a particle in the second EXCITED state of a harmonic oscillator potential is 5.45 eV. What is the classical angular frequency of oscillation of this particle? (1 eV = 1.60 × 10

^{-19}J, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 3.31 × 10^{15}rad/s B) 2.08 × 10^{16}rad/s C) 4.97 × 10^{15}rad/s D) 6.95 × 10^{15}rad/sFree

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Q 30Q 30

Find the wavelength of the photon emitted during the transition from the second EXCITED state to the ground state in a harmonic oscillator with a classical frequency of 3.72 × 10

^{13}Hz. (c = 3.00 × 10^{8}m/s, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 4.03 μm B) 2.26 μm C) 2.98 μm D) 5.24 μmFree

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Q 31Q 31

An electron is confined in a harmonic oscillator potential well. A photon is emitted when the electron undergoes a 3→1 quantum jump. What is the wavelength of the emission if the net force on the electron behaves as though it has a spring constant of 9.6 N/m? (m

_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, c = 3.00 × 10^{8}m/s, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 290 nm B) 150 nm C) 190 nm D) 580 nmFree

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Q 32Q 32

An electron is confined in a harmonic oscillator potential well. What is the longest wavelength of light that the electron can absorb if the net force on the electron behaves as though it has a spring constant of 74 N/m? (m

_{el}= 9.11 × 10^{-31}kg, c = 3.00 × 10^{8}m/s, 1 eV = 1.60 × 10^{-19}J, h = 1.055 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s, h = 6.626 × 10^{-34}J ∙ s) A) 210 nm B) 200 nm C) 220 nm D) 230 nmFree

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