Circular Standing Wave model

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Circular Standing Wave model

Postby Annika Tamaki 1E » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:41 pm

In response to the Circular Standing Wave model, is it safe to say that there will be one wave for every spectral line?

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Re: Circular Standing Wave model

Postby MHarrold_1E » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:49 pm

Spectral lines appear when the frequency of light entering the atom is equal to the energy different between two different energy levels of the atom. I am not sure if I would say that there is one wave for every spectral line, but I would say that there is one wavelength for every spectral line. I believe that the standing wave model represents the different energy levels of an atom.

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Re: Circular Standing Wave model

Postby Ria Nawathe 1C » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:16 pm

The circular standing wave model is just a math model that was developed to reconcile electrons having wave-like properties and having quantized energy states. In this model, each stable circular standing wave (with whole number wavelengths) around the nucleus represents an energy level (n=1, 2, 3...).


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