Definition of Bohr theory

1. Noun. (physics) a theory of atomic structure that combined Rutherford's model with the quantum theory; electrons orbiting a nucleus can only be in certain stationary energy states and light is emitted when electrons jump from one energy state to another.

Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Atomic Theory



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Literary usage of Bohr theory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"It is to these atoms alone that the unmodified Bohr theory applies, for it treats only the case of a single negative electron rotating about a positive ..."

2. The Electron: Its Isolation and Measurement and the Determination of Some of by Robert Andrews Millikan (1917)
"It is to these atoms alone that the unmodified Bohr theory applies, for it treats only the case of a single negative electron rotating about a positive ..."

3. The Origin of Spectra by Paul Darwin Foote, Fred Loomis Mohler (1922)
"On the Bohr theory total quantum numbers characterizing these series will differ for elements of the same family, as shown in Table L. Though a quantitative ..."

4. The Atom by Albert Cushing Crehore (1920)
"The Bohr theory made use of the following very general theorem, upon which its most important results are based: " In every system consisting of electrons ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr. Theory of quanta. Parson 'a electron. Lewis 's and Langmuir 's atom. Bohr 's theory. Principles of correspondence. ..."

6. The Command of Light: Rowland's School of Physics and the Spectrum by George Kean Sweetnam (2000)
"... of spectral lines, and concomitantly their wavelengths, could be derived. The authors elaborated: "On the basis of the Bohr theory, the lines shown in ..."

7. Within the Atom: A Popular View of Electrons and Quanta by John Mills (1921)
"On the basis of the Bohr theory, which implicitly includes the relation determined experimentally by Moseley, it is now possible to assert that the Lyman, ..."

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