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In Sommerfeld’s modification of Bohr’s theory, the trajectory of an electron in a hydrogen atom is (A) a perfect ellipse (B) a closed ellipse – like curve, narrower at the perihelion position and flatter at the aphelion position (C) a closed loop on spherical surface (D) a rosette

In Sommerfeld’s modification of Bohr’s theory, the trajectory of an electron in a hydrogen atom is
(A) a perfect ellipse
(B) a closed ellipse – like curve, narrower at the perihelion position and flatter at the aphelion position
(C) a closed loop on spherical surface
(D) a rosette

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Saurabh Koranglekar
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2 years ago
Dear student

In Sommerfeld's modification of Bohr's theory, the trajectory of an electron in a hydrogen atom is not a simple ellipse but a precessing ellipse called a rosette.


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