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Velocity of electron

  1. Nov 12, 2015 #1
    What is the relation between the orbital motion and velocity of electron? Do the electrons close to the nucleus have high velocities or those who are in higher orbits?
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  3. Nov 12, 2015 #2


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    Velocity is not a relevant concept for electrons bound to atoms. The scales are small enough for quantum effects to be completely dominant.
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