Bohr atom

noun

ˈbȯr-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after Niels H. D. Bohr †1962 Danish physicist

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Bohr atom was in 1923

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“Bohr atom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bohr%20atom. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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