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"if indeed electrons transit around the nucleus,"They don't.If they did they would emit radiation and fall into the nucleus.
I know enough to earn a living as a chemist specialising in spectroscopy.May I ask what you do?
Perhaps it's you who needs to do some reading.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchrotron_radiation [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]The latter is exactly the radiation you get from an electron running round in circles.I think you need to get to grips with quantum mechanics.
If you look really closely, you will see I never said that.Why are you making up stuff like that?
obvious clueless, dishonest hogwashingly cretinous waffle on your part.
"Lair"LOLYou would benefit from studying a couple of things.The first is the correct spelling of "liar" (and, while you are at it, the meaning).
The second is any good text book on QM.The electrons don't orbit the nucleus. They have a position near the nucleus which isn't very well defined.
Quoteobvious clueless, dishonest hogwashingly cretinous waffle on your part.Enough with the personal abuse. Play nicely, or don't play at all.
So, in other words;- you've not the slightest merest hint of a whispered ghostly inkling of an idea with regards to what the hell's going on.
QuoteSo, in other words;- you've not the slightest merest hint of a whispered ghostly inkling of an idea with regards to what the hell's going on.No. But he's in good company... nor has the electron. The best understanding of the location of the electron really is a probabilistic picture, described on wikipedia here :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_orbital [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register](and in more depth in undergraduate chemistry texts)At the atomic scale, trying to apply the "common sense" you've learnt in the macro-scale world is a hiding to nothing. Just get over it and find out about what the experimental evidence really says.. starting with, as BC says, ditching the Bohr model (which, although it is a useful teaching aid at school level, is basically bunk).(Ed. Oh look, BC's beaten me to it. Oh well.)
"you've not the slightest merest hint of a whispered ghostly inkling of an idea with regards to what the hell's going on."Yes, which puts me in a better position than you. You haven't yet realised that, due to the uncertainty principle, nobody can simultaneously know the position and momentum of anything so we really don't know what's going on.One thing that we can be certain of is that electrons don't orbit the nucleus as they did in Bohr's model.
For what it's worth the nice colour of gold is due to relativistic effects
Learn to read;I have already said this twice "the interaction of QM and relativity is a lot more complicated than the article makes it seem."BTW, that's another false dichotomy. They may move without being in orbit.
Ahh, a lively debate