A hydrogen atom is in its n = 1 state.

Daniell Phillips

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A hydrogen atom is in its n = 1 state. In the Bohr model, what is the ratio of its kinetic energy to its potential energy?

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Beginner2021-12-31Added 20 answers

If we know that the Bohr model assumes stationary states, i.e a zero net force we can use the expression Extra close brace or missing open brace FCoul=Fcent  to express the kinetic energy through the potential energy. 
If we multiply the equation by rw we get 
Which is 2Ep=K and gives that epK=12

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