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The Bohr Model (no math)

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The Bohr model
    The Bohr model correctly predicts the main energy levels not only for atomic hydrogen but also for other "one-electron" atoms where all but one of the atomic electrons has been moved, as as in He+ (one electron removed) or Li++ (two electrons removed). To help you derive an equation for the N energy levels for a system consisting of a nucleus containing Z protons and just one electron answer the following questions. Your answer may use some or all of the following variables: N, Z, hbar, pi, epsilon0, e and m

    (a) What are the allowed Bohr radii?
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    (b) What is the allowed kinetic energy? Instead of substituting in your answer for part (a) you may use the variable r.
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    (c) What is the allowed electric potential energy? Instead of substituting in your answer for part (a) you may use the variable r.
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    (d) Combining your answers from part (a), (b) and (c) what are the allowed energy levels? our answer should not contain the the variable r (use your result from part (a)).
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    (e) The negative muon (μ-) behaves like a heavy electron, with the same charge as the electron but with a mass 207 times as large as the electron mass. As a moving μ- comes to rest in matter, it tends to knock electrons out of atoms and settle down onto a nucleus to form a "one-muon" atom. Calculate the radius of the smallest Bohr orbit for a μ- bound to a nucleus containing 77 protons and 194 neutrons. Your answer should be numeric and in terms of meters.
    r = m



    3. The attempt at a solution

    Tried all solutions for the first one but no luck !
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2008 #2
    First answer is :

    (N^2(hbar^2/((1/(4piepsilon0))e^2m)))/Z
     
  4. Nov 17, 2008 #3

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    Welcome to PF.

    As per forum rules, you must demonstrate an attempt at solving the problem before receiving help.

    Your answer for (a) looks correct.
     
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