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Electon Orbitals

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:07 pm
by Armani Dodson 1A
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?

Re: Electon Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:22 pm
by Serena Patel 2H
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.

Re: Electon Orbitals

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:19 pm
by Chem_Mod
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