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Hannah WinterBohr’s Research on HydrogenBohr’s model of hydrogen is based on the non-classical assumption that electronstravel in specific shells, or orbits, around the nucleus. He explained the hydrogenspectrum in terms of electrons absorbing and emitting photons to change energylevels. Bohr’s model does not work for systems with more than one electron.Numerous models of the atom had been postulated based on experimental resultsincluding the discovery of the electron by J. J. Thomson and the discovery of thenucleus by Ernest Rutherford.Bohr supported the planetary model, in whichelectrons revolved around a positively charged nucleus like the rings around Saturn—or alternatively, the planets around the sun.At the beginning of the 20th century,a new field of study known as quantum mechanics emerged. Bohr’s model of thehydrogen atom started from the planetary model, but he added one assumptionregarding the electrons.Only shells with a radius given by the equation below

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