p40_041 - 41. (a) We take the electrostatic potential...

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41. (a) We take the electrostatic potential energy to be zero when the electron and proton are far removed from each other. Then, the Fnal energy of the atom is zero and the work done in pulling it apart is W = E i ,where E i is the energy of the initial state. The energy of the initial state is given by
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