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Problem 11 Medium Difficulty

Review problem. In the Bohr theory of the hydrogen atom, an electron moves in a circular orbit about a proton, where the radius of the orbit is $0.529 \times 10^{-10} \mathrm{m}$ . (a) Find the electric force exerted on each particle. (b) If this force causes the centripetal acceleration of the electron, what is the speed of the electron?

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a. $8.22 \times 10^{-8} \mathrm{N}$
b. $2.19 \times 10^{6} \mathrm{m} / \mathrm{s}$

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