Join / Login
Question

What is the significance of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle?

Medium

Solution

verified
Verified by Toppr

Bohr's theory considers an electron as a material particle. Its position and momentum can be determined with accuracy. But, when an electron is considered in the form of wave as suggested by de-Broglie, it is not possible to ascertain simultaneously the exact position and velocity of the electron more precisely at a given instant since the wave is extending throughout a region of space.
In 1927, Werner Heisenberg presented a principle known as Heisenberg uncertainty principle which states as : "It is impossible to measure simultaneously the exact position and exact momentum of a body as small as an electron."

Was this answer helpful?

upvote 0
downvote0