According to Bohr's model of an atom, which of the following is/are quantized? (a) The total energy of electron is quantized. (b) Angular momentum of electron is quantized. (c) both (a) and (b). (d) None of the above.

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2017

Both (a) and (b)


In the Bohr's model, one of the main postulates of Bohr in formulating his theory is,

"Only those orbits are allowed for which the angular momentum is an integral multiple of #h/(2pi)#."

This states the quantization condition of angular momentum.

Though put up as a postulate, this may be derived from the Wilson-Sommerfeld Quantization condition of action of a system.

Also de Broglie's theory of wave nature of electrons can be used to provide a not so rigorous derivation.

It may also be shown that the energy (kinetic + potential) of the electron is quantized and depends on the principal quantum number #n# which indicates the orbit in which the electron moves.

Refer to -
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles by Eisberg and Resnick.