QM Description of Atoms

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QM Description of Atoms

Postby Marina Souliman 1K » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:56 pm

Why do wave models explain why electrons have quantized energy states in atoms?

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Re: QM Description of Atoms

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:01 pm

Do you recall the circular wave that Dr. Lavelle showed in Friday's lecture at the end? You cannot have broken wave, so you must have a wave which returns to the starting point. Only discrete number of waves satisfy this criterion.

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Re: QM Description of Atoms

Postby Dennisse Diaz 1D » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:03 pm

This is because electrons have electrostatic attractions and this can be seen through the line spectra that arises from transitions between discrete (quantized) energy states.

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