always wondered how come an electron seems to "perpetually" spin around a nucleus? What forces are involved and how come friction doesn't play a part etc etc?
john from greensborough, Victoria Australia
Can you help answer our Question of the Week?
Around 1913, the physicist Niels Bohr described a model of the atom where negative electrons, attracted by the positive charge of the nucleus, spin around in circular orbits.
Do electrons perpetually spin around atoms? No.