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Abstract Volume 12 Issue 4 (2007) pp 250-252

Bohr Model Calculations for Atoms and Ions

Frank Rioux

Department of Chemistry, College of St. Benedict|St. John's University, St. Joseph, MN 56374,
Received March 1, 2007. Accepted June 30, 2007.

Published online: 4 August 2007

Abstract. A deBroglie–Bohr model is described that can be used to calculate the electronic energies of atoms or ions containing up to four electrons. Seven exercises are provided which can be used to give students training in doing energy audits, carrying out simple variational calculations and critically analyzing the calculated results.

Key Words: In the Classroom; physical chemistry; quantum

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Issue date: August 4, 2007

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