A ball of mass 0.5kg is moving with velocity 6.626 m/s. What’s

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A ball of mass 0.5kg is moving with velocity 6.626 m/s. What’s the wavelength of that ball?

A. 1 x 10^-34 m

B. 2 x 10^-34 m

C. 2 x 10^-32 m

D. 2 x 10^-3 m

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Question is taken from Towards Quantum Mechanical Model of the Atom in section Structure of Atom of Chemistry – Class 11

Correct option is B. 2 x 10^-34 m

The explanation is: Louis de Brogie gave the realation between momentum and wavelength as λ = h/p. Here h is Planck’s constant, whose value is 6.626 x 10^-34 J/s. Wavelength = h/mv = 2 x 10^-34 m (momentum p = mass m x velocity v).