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Electron Rotation

  1. Jun 21, 2015 #1
    Where from do the electrons in an atom get the energy to keep constantly moving around the nucleus of an atom
     
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  3. Jun 21, 2015 #2

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    Does your table constantly need energy to stay on the floor?
    There is no need for power if you just keep the current state (unless you have things like friction - electrons do not).
     
  4. Jun 21, 2015 #3
    Sir, but I have read that electrons are constantly revolving around the nucleus with high speed energies. Also, I did not understand how electrons got the energy when they first originated. The nucleus of an atom has a positive charge, so instead the electrons should be attracted towards the nucleus. I know that if this would have happened then matter would not have existed, but was just curious why electrons work as they do.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2015 #4

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    They are not, that is a very bad model of atoms. But even if they would, that would not need power.
    Bound electrons have less energy than free electrons.
     
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