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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

GILBERT LEWIS model of the atomic structure and a few unusual suggestions Niels Bohr: „Thus LEWIS, who in several respects independently came to the same conclusions as Kossel, suggested that the ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

As you can see from the wide range of answers, the answer to your question is rather philosophical, so even practicing chemists and physics do not necessarily agree on it. We believe that all chemical ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

We can build much of chemistry from non-relativistic quantum mechanics (NRQM). However, the "Standard Model" is relativistic quantum field theory (RQFT); and a direct derivation would ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

"Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?" I suggest that the answer is 'no', but some people believe on a theoretical basis that we should be able to understand chemistry from ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

Chemistry has a theoretical basis drawn from quantum mechanics, but relies on experimentation to confirm it's findings. Chemists reason about chemical properties (e.g. reactivity, oxidation states, ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

No. The problem with understanding chemistry from particle physics is the quantum solutions of anything more than H₂ simply don't exist as analytic solutions. We can grind through particle physics on ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

atoms have 8 electron "slots" in their outer shell The shape of the periodic table is one of the great successes of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. If we approximate that we're ...
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Do we understand chemistry from particle physics?

While the discoveries of the rules of chemistry and some current practical wisdom is empirical, it is better to think of the entire nature of chemistry as dictated by the principles of quantum ...
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How is Bohr's model related to electron cloud models via the correspondence principle?

The link between the Bohr model and circular Rydberg states is weak. They are playing same bad word association game that goes like this: Bohr had electrons in circles, and circular Rydberg states ...
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Would a high energy Hydrogen atom start emanating electromagnetic radiation?

The physics others said in their answers are bang on. But we can also get to the error by saying that the Correspondence principle doesn't say what you say it does. That is because there is no single ...
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Atomic Sub-shell question

The shapes of atomic orbitals are related to the spherical harmonics, and their probability densities have the form $$ Y_\ell^m \propto e^{im\phi} P_\ell^m(\cos\theta) $$ Here we're describing ...
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Atomic Sub-shell question

It's not as well-known as it should be that $p_x$ and $p_y$ are superpositions of the $m_l=\pm1$ orbitals. That means the $p_x$ and $p_y$ orbitals no longer have $m_l$ as a quantum number. This is ...
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Atomic Sub-shell question

All the subshells have a orbital with $m_l=0$ . $m_l$ signifies orientation of orbitals. Its value lies always between $\pm l$, i.e. $-l,...,0,...l$. s only can have one orientation. (Only one $m_l$ ...
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