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Final 2015 Q2A

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:38 pm
by Madeline_Foo_3J
What is considered an empirical relationship and what is a theoretical relationship? and why is the Bohr equation referred to as an empirical relationship?
Thanks!

Re: Final 2015 Q2A

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:26 pm
by Shadi_Keyvani_1D
As the question states, this equation from the experimentally observed H-atom line spectrum, so it is empirical since it is based on observation rather than simply theory.