An unvarying condition in a physical process.
- Even though the electron is in constant motion, it does not emit electromagnetic radiation from a stationary state.
- The electron can not be said to be really ‘moving’ - an orbital is a stationary state.
- Radiative emission and absorption corresponded to transitions between the stationary states, although Bohr gave no account of the mechanics of these transitions.
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