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Fuzzy about electron

  1. Nov 16, 2004 #1
    when electrons revolves around the nucleus does it produces current? (since a moving charge has to produce current ):surprised
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  3. Nov 16, 2004 #2


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    The picture of electrons moving around the nucleus, analogous to the solar system, is a very inaccurate description of what happens. The electron positions are fuzzily described as quantum states without definite locations. However, there is some sort of analog to current, since this is the source of magnetism in iron, etc.
  4. Nov 16, 2004 #3
    Current is the flow of electrons, itself. The electron does not "produce" current, it is current. Current is the amount of electrons flowing across a point at any moment.
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