Show that de Broglie hypothesis of matter waves is in agreement with Bohr's theory.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

 According to Bohr's theory, the angular momentum of electron in a stationary orbit is equal to integral multiple of h/ i.e.

Bohr could give no reason for this quantum condition. However, de Broglie gave the reason for the same. Since electrons move in circular paths, the electron wave must be a circular standing wave that closes on itself .In other words; the circumference of the circular orbit contains a whole number of wavelengths.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM