2016-04-11 02:45:12
Which of the models shown below best represents the modern understanding of the structure of the atom?
2016-04-11 05:01:24

The wave-mechanical model of the atom was proposed by Erwin Schrodinger that combined the works of Bohr and de Broglie. The electron was a three dimensional wave circling the nucleus in a whole number of wavelengths allowing the waveform to repeat itself as a stable standing wave (it can absorb energy form a nearby source which is oscillating at a proper frequency) representing the energy levels of Bohr model. He also said that Broglie’s model was correct about the matter waves and the electrons are located in the atomic space according to standing wave frequencies.