Orbital frequencies

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How are the orbital frequencies of single atomic electrons, and covalent electrons determined?
 

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The model of an electron "orbiting" around the nucleus of an atom is fundamentally incorrect. Thus, the electron doesn't really have an "orbital frequency" as a planet orbiting the sun would. Check out this entry by ZapperZ in the Physics FAQ:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=862093&postcount=2 [Broken]
 
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Electrons don't move around and they just appear to be 'smeared' into the shape of a sphere around the nucleus?
 

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