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Orbital frequencies

  1. May 11, 2008 #1
    How are the orbital frequencies of single atomic electrons, and covalent electrons determined?
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  3. May 11, 2008 #2


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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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  4. May 11, 2008 #3
    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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