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earth orbit sun in ellipse motion, do electron do the same to nucleus?

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    No. The classical idea of a trajectory or an orbit cannot be applied to quantum mechanical systems like electrons.

  2. anonymous
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    The comparison of a moving electron with the orbiting Earth is a common misconception, mostly given to students by their teachers, later on in higher classes they tell the real thing.

  3. anonymous
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    so electron don really orbiting around the nucleus but in form like aura or cloud? or they do really orbit the nucleus with circle?

  4. anonymous
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    I'm afraid you can't really even say that the electron is orbiting the nucleus, at least not in the traditional sense. They exist in orbitals, which are often referred to as the "electron cloud" for lack of a better term, though this isn't really accurate. The electron itself is not an extended object. Instead, the "cloud" is really a probability density, which represents the likelihood that the electron will be found at certain points in space.

  5. anonymous
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    interesting.

  6. anonymous
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    yes according to sommerfield's theory electron revolves around the nucleus in elliptical orbits

  7. anonymous
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    ^^^ Which is wrong.

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