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Unformatted text preview: Dr. P. Lucas U of A MSE 110 Quantization SUMMARY FROM LAST CLASS 1885: Balmer analyzed the emission spectra of atoms in gas discharge tube and showed that wavelength of the emitted lines followed the empirical relation: 1913: Bohr proposed a model for the hydrogen atom which rationalized Balmers observation. The electron can rotate around the proton on a series of specific orbits of radius r n and energy E n . The electron emits a photon h =E i-E f when it relaxes from a higher to a lower energy level. This correspond to the Balmer lines. Bohrs model is based on the assumption that the angular momentum mvr of the electron is quantized (can only take certain values). As a consequence, r n and E n are also quantized. Their allowed values are defined by the quantum number n according to: Where Z is the charge of the nucleus (Z=1 for hydrogen) = 2 2 1 2 1 1 n R H m Z n a r o n 2 = eV n Z E n 2 2 6 . 13 = Dr. P. Lucas U of A MSE 110 De Broglies principle applied to atoms QUANTIZED ATOM Bohrs model was very powerful to describe atoms and rationalize atomic spectra however it is based on the postulate (assumption) that the angular momentum mvr is quantized. Bohr just assumed it without real justification. The justification came from de Broglie principle that electrons behave as wave. He showed that if electron behave as waves, only an integral number of wavelength n can fit in the orbit 2 r as the electron rotate around the nucleus....
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