Bohr magneton

1913

Bohr magneton

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Niels Bohr electromagnetism

Bohr magneton

Its value

Constants

The Bohr magneton is based on the Bohr model of the atom, whose principles survived the development of quantum mechanics, even though it turns out that electrons do not have circular orbits. It worked fine to explain the hydrogen atom, but a more complex model was needed to explain heavier elements. An electron does not orbit the nucleus like a planet orbits the sun but behaves like a wave.

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