Atomic Structure


Click here to start

Table of Contents

Atomic Structure

Atomic Spectroscopy

The Spectrum of Hydrogen

Discovery of the Electron

J. J. Thomson’s “Plum-pudding” Model

Ernst Rutherford (1871-1937)

Rutherford Scattering

Discovery of the Nucleus

Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom

Successes of the Bohr Model

Problems with the Bohr Model

de Broglie Relations & the Bohr Model

Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961)

Schroedinger Picture of the Atom

Electron “Orbitals” are Standing Waves

Electron Spin

The Pauli Exclusion Principle & the “Building up Principle”

Author: Authorized User


Home Page:

Other information:
PowerPoint presentation prepared for Physics 202 Lecture 4/15/99