Some Coul-de-sacs on the Way to Quantum Atom
Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
In this review pre-quantum atom and molecular mo¬dels are briefly described. First we focus on the Bohr theory of one-electron and many-electron atoms as well as on the Bohr molecular theory. Further we describe the concepts of Newton, vortex atom models and various electron models, including those formed solely in the chemistry field. We show that even the incorrect scientific theories are inherent parts of intellectual history.
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