Entry from US English dictionary
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.
- 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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