Quantum Physics


Why do Electrons (Orbitals) Have Discrete Quantum Numbers?

Authors: Joel M Williams

“Why do electrons generate the Balmer series?” Not just that they do. In the MCAS model, they do so because the nuclei and electrons have different motion parameters, but their interaction (!) must coincide when the electron approaches the nucleus. Passing close to the nucleus allows the necessary intimacy, whereas the distant circular Bohr orbits (and those of all other models) never seemed to provide any such mechanism. Higher mathematical treatments have not provided a logical physical explanation either; just parameters to make it so as did the refinement of the Bohr model. This short paper demonstrates that simple Newtonian physics can be applied to the electron-nucleus realm and generate the principal quantum numbers of a single electron a priori.

Comments: 2 Pages. The MCAS electron orbital model is given in several places elsewhere.

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[v1] 2012-10-23 19:28:09

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