Bohr - Note-A-Rific: Bohr Goes Quantum Bohr's model of the...

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Note-A-Rific: Bohr Goes Quantum Bohr's model of the atom is undoubtedly one of the highlights in physics this century. Yet, it had many weaknesses that even Bohr was quick to point out: 1. Could only explain the element hydrogen. 2. It was found that each emission line is actually made of 2 or more closely spaced lines ( fine structure )… Bohr’s model couldn’t explain this. 3. Some emission lines are brighter than others. One difficulty is that no reason is given for why electrons can only orbit particular orbits. .. why not in between? There’s no place in the solar system where orbiting is forbidden, so people started to ask why electrons should be so different. Must be remembered that in Bohr's model the electron is still considered to be a particle (like some infinitely small BB spinning around the nucleus). Bohr hadn’t totally realised how much his theory and quantum mechanics could be joined. de Broglie had shown how particles have wavelike properties.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course PHYS 227 taught by Professor Rabe during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Bohr - Note-A-Rific: Bohr Goes Quantum Bohr's model of the...

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