In the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, an electron moves in a circular path around a proton. The speed of the electron is approximately 2.20 3 106 m/s. Find (a) the force acting on the electron as it revolves in a circular orbit of radius 0.529 3 10210 m and (b) the centripetal acceleration of the electron
The force of a particle moving in a circular motion is:
where m is the mass and a is the centripetal acceleration, which is expressed as:
where v is the speed and r the distance between the particles. You use these equations, by substituting the values given in order to solve the problem.