Bohr atom

noun
\ ˈbȯr- \

Definition of Bohr atom 

: the atom as described by the Bohr theory consisting of a positively charged nucleus with electrons revolving around it in any of many possible circular orbits each corresponding to a distinct energy state — compare rutherford atom

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First Known Use of Bohr atom

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bohr atom

after Niels H. D. Bohr †1962 Danish physicist

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