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Bohr's Orbits
The plot shows stationary de Broglie waves in the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom. The electron, behaving as a wave, is stable in orbits containing an integer number of wavelengths. This model was an early precursor of the quantum theory.
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Enrique Zeleny
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The de Broglie's relation is
, and the allowed wavelengths for a stable orbit obey the condition
, where
is the wavelength,
is the radius, and
.
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de Broglie Wavelength
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