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  1. Oct 9, 2004 #1
    What is the difference between Neil Bohrs Model of the atom & Schrodiners model of the atom?

    I know that in Schrodiners model, the atoms rotate around the nucleus in an oscillating motion & use the 4 types quantum numbers.
    Am I right in saying that the orbital quantum number ie Azimuthal, does not count for the Bohr model? & that the Azimuthal is the oscillating motion of the electron in Schrodiners model?
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  3. Oct 10, 2004 #2

    Claude Bile

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    The electronic orbitals in Schrodingers model do not oscillate, they are static with time.

    You are correct in saying that the orbital quantum number is not predicted in Bohr's model, though you are incorrect in saying that it is the oscillating motion of the electron in Schrodinger's model, as I have stated previously, the orbitals are static with time.

    The difference between Bohr's model and Schrodinger's model are numerous. I can't possibly list them all here. I'm pretty sure this has been discussed on another thread.

  4. Oct 11, 2004 #3
    It looks like that in the time-independent Schrödinger-equation.

    One difference: the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom is flat like a pancake.
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