de Broglie Equation Definition:
The de Broglie equation is an equation used to describe the wave properties of matter
, specifically, the wave nature of the electron
:λ = h/mv
where λ is wavelength, h is Planck's constant, m is the mass
of a particle, moving at a velocity v.
de Broglie suggested that particles can exhibit properties of waves.Return to the Chemistry Glossary Index