What was Niels Bohr's explanation for the observation of atomic spectra?

1 Answer
Dec 29, 2016

He postulated that energy was emitted during transitions of electrons from an allowed orbital to another inside the atom.


Emission or absorption spectra were photons of light at fixed (quantized) values of energy emitted or absorbed when electron changed orbits.
The energy of each photon depended upon frequency #f# as:
With #h# representing Planck's constant.