According to Maxwells laws of electromagnetism:
If an electron spirals into the nucleus:
1. what would happen to the electron’s orbital frequency?
2. what would happen to the frequency of the emitted radiation? and
3. what kind of spectrum would be produced—a continuous or line spectrum? Explain.
2. Homework Equations are:
Angular frequency =
Circular motion = [PLAIN]https://upload.wikimedia.org/math/9/d/1/9d1cb34656f4ed9ce94952c445bcaa90.png[/B] [Broken]
3. The attempt at a solution
I am not sure if these answers are correct but:
1. The electrons orbital frequency would increase because the orbit gets smaller and smaller as the relationship between the frequency and the radius is inversely proportional.
2. The frequency of the emitted frequency will also decrease because according to Maxwell's law of electromagnetism the orbital frequency of a electron will match up with the frequency of the emitted radiation.
3. If an electron spirals into the nucleus, a line spectrum would be produced. This is due to the fact that electron energy is quantized and it needs to release a set amount of energy in order to go down to the previous energy level.
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