# Bohr's Model for the Hydrogen Molecule

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The Bohr model for the hydrogen atom marks the historic paradigm shift in the development of the quantum theory of matter [1]. Bohr's original attempt to extend his model to molecules [2] has long been regarded as a complete failure. More recently, however, his molecular model has been revisited [3], specifically in connection with Dudley Herschbach's dimensional scaling transformation of the Schrödinger equation.

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Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (November 2018)

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[1] Wikipedia. "Bohr Model." (Oct 30, 2018) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohr_model.

[2] N. Bohr, "On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules, Part III: Systems Containing Several Nuclei," *Philosophical Magazine*, 26, 1913 pp. 857–875. archive.org/details/londonedinburg6261913lond/page/856.

[3] A. Svidzinsky, M. Scully and D. Herschbach, "Bohr’s Molecular Model, a Century Later," *Physics Today* 67(1), 2014 pp. 33–39. doi:10.1063/PT.3.2243.

[4] S. M. Blinder. "Centenary of Bohr’s Atomic Theory (1913–2013)" from *Wolfram Blog*—A Wolfram Web Resource. (Oct 30, 2018) blog.wolfram.com/2013/12/30/centenary-of-bohrs-atomic-theory-1913-2013.

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