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    5. For an electron to be confined to a nucleus, its de Broglie wavelength would have to be less than 10^-14m. (a) What would be the kinetic energy of an electron confined to this region? (b) On the basis of this result, would you expect to find an electron in a nucleus? Explain.

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    This solution is provided in 199 words in an attached .doc file. It uses de Broglie wavelength to find momentum, and concludes by finding the energy level of the particle to determine whether it can be within a nucleus.