Posted: 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?
Created by Dr. Laurence Lavelle
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.