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expression for magnetic moment of the electron

An electron is moving with velocity v in an atom with orbital radius R.  Derive the expression for magnetic moment of the electron.

Posted by Sankhadip Das



Ionizing Power of alpha and beta particles

Which has greater ionization power alpha or beta?


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Alpha particles have greater ionization power as they have two units of positive charge and 4 units of mass, whereas beta has only one unit of negative charge and negligible mass as compared to alpha.


English: Diagram of an alpha particle with notes.


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