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Bohr model

April 6th, 2007

Atomic Physics is something that may seem daunting at first. And that is because it is supposed to be. If everyone knew all the secrets of the universe then how the hell are we going to be able to keep having wars. To quote the reverend Bill Hicks “how the fuck are we going to keep bombing one another, when we realise we’re all one?” “It’s gonna fuck up the economy”. Anyway, back to the Neils Bohr Model of the Hydrogen atom. The Bohr model shows the atom as a little positively charged nucleus surrounded by a bunch of electrons which orbit it. The Bohr model is a quantum-physics mod of the Rutherford model. A lot of people just combine the two to make the new super Rutherford-Bohr model.

The Bohr model is really a super basic, and primitive model of a hydrogen atom. Many today believe that it is only an approximation of what a hydrogen atom actually looks like since we now have much more accurate models based upon quantum mechanics. But since quantum mechanics are super confusing it is still generally accepted and taught as a way to introduce students to quantum mechanics.
For all you students out there looking for a way to make a model of a bohr model you can check out this step by step.
Make a Bohr Model

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