A Review of the Bohr’s Model of Hydrogen Atom

Robert Wilson *

Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


In this paper, the classical Bohr’s model of the hydrogen atom has been revisited. Two values of fundamental physical properties of an electron in the hydrogen atom has been identified. These physical properties ( & ) are constant in nature. The aim for the review was to contribute to the solution of disagreement between the Bohr’s wavelength ( ) and the Balmer’s experimental observation ( ) for the emission spectrum of hydrogen atom. There are two other constants  and  that were identified in the Bohr’s equation of the hydrogen atom.

The four fundamental physical constants are intrinsic properties of an electron and can be applied to multi-electron system. They can also be obtained from Schrodinger’s equation for hydrogen atom at steady state. These constants may be subjected to scrutiny for their determination for better understanding. Also, since Bohr’s model of hydrogen atom is based on classical mechanics, this paper has provided an alternate method of solving simple problems in atomic physics under Bohr’s model to aid good mental picture of hydrogen atom to scientists.

Keywords: Bohr’s model, hydrogen atom, constant velocity

How to Cite

Wilson, R. (2021). A Review of the Bohr’s Model of Hydrogen Atom. Physical Science International Journal, 25(4), 41–45. https://doi.org/10.9734/psij/2021/v25i430252


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