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We know that electrons get a centripetal force to move around in the orbits but deBroglie's relation says a particle (such as electron) has a wave nature, So how does centripetal force work properly now? Because it can only counterbalance an object in a circular, oval or elliptical path. How does it work having a wavy path around it?

Asked by dasratna_72 14th May 2017, 10:44 AM
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The electrons get a centripetal force to move around nucleus in the orbits. 
The wave like nature of electrons explained by de Broglie's relation is applicable to free electrons. 
Free electrons are those which are not anymore revolving around nucleus due to centripetal force acting on it.


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