Q. 74.2( 8 Votes )

What is an orbital? How is it different from Bohr’s orbit?

Answer :

The region of space around a nucleus where the probability of finding an electron is maximum is called an orbital whereas Bohr’s orbits refer to the fixed defined paths around nucleus, which electrons follow based on their energies.


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