Electon Orbitals

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Armani Dodson 1A
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Electon Orbitals

Postby Armani Dodson 1A » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:07 pm

Since quantum mechanics has proven to be more accurate than Bohr's models on electron orbitals, should I disregard Bohr's model, or can it still be useful for another topic?

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Re: Electon Orbitals

Postby Serena Patel 2H » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:22 pm

I wouldn't completely disregard Bohr's model, but I would use quantum mechanics more because it is more specific. The only thing important in the Bohr model is the size of the orbital "n." Quantum mechanics treats the electron as a particle and wave, so we can use three different quantum numbers to describe the electron; it just makes this model more specific than Bohr's.

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Re: Electon Orbitals

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:19 pm

Serena Patel 1G wrote:I wouldn't completely disregard Bohr's model, but I would use quantum mechanics more because it is more specific. The only thing important in the Bohr model is the size of the orbital "n." Quantum mechanics treats the electron as a particle and wave, so we can use three different quantum numbers to describe the electron; it just makes this model more specific than Bohr's.


Note that 4 quantum numbers are used to describe the electron, not 3


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