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Bohr theory Syllabification: Bohr the·o·ry

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Definition of Bohr theory in English:


A theory of the structure of atoms stating that electrons revolve in discrete orbits around a positively charged nucleus and that radiation is given off or absorbed only when an electron moves from one orbit to another.
Example sentences
  • It then had a major impact on having quantum theory and the Bohr theory of the atom accepted by the British scientific community.
  • The solutions of the theory's wave equation for hydrogen match exactly the predictions of the Bohr theory.
  • Along with this excellent agreement with observation, the Bohr theory has an appealing aesthetic feature.


Named for Danish physicist Niels Bohr (see Bohr, Niels).

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