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Unformatted text preview: suggested that electrons have both particle and wave characteristics (such as photons of light). Mathematical analysis of this “quantum mechanical” model seemed to apply equally well to atoms other than just hydrogen – something Bohr’s model failed to do. In the Bohr model, the electron was assumed to move in circular orbits. In the wave mechanical model, on the other hand, the electron states are described by orbitals. Orbitals are nothing like orbits. FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5...
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