Schrodinger's Atomic Theory
- Defined an orbital of an atom as: “The region of space that surrounds a nucleus in which two electrons may randomly move.” (which is the Quantum Model of Electrons)
- Schrodinger said that all matter acts as waves, and electrons themselves were wavelike.
- He said that electrons were constantly moving and didn’t have one definite or fixed position in the atom.
- Although, he said that the electrons were given probable regions which were “Atomic Orbitals”
- Atomic Orbitals are sorted with energy levels and distributed between electron clouds.
- Four primary orbitals: s, p, d, and f orbitals
- Erwin Schrodinger took the ideas developed by de Broglie
- Schrodinger was correct about his atomic theory. Electrons are constantly moving and cannot be given a definite position within the atom. They are given probable regions and are called Atomic Orbitals. They orbit the nucleus in the same pattern every time, like the planets orbit the sun.