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Most recent answer: 01/09/2016
Q:
What makes electrons orbit around neucleus? What is the source of energy? I read same question was asked but I could not comprehend the answer. Is there a more simplistic answer?
- Muskan (age 14)
Singapore
A:

As you noted, we have discussed this question before, e.g.: .

I believe the sort of answer you would like is one in terms of classical physics. We can't provide such an explanation, because if classical physics were true electrons would crash into their nuclei of atoms.

Mike W.


(published on 01/09/2016)

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