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Bohr radius

In Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom, the Bohr radius (<math>a_0</math>) is the radius of the lowest energy orbit:

<math>a_0 = {{4\pi\epsilon_0\hbar^2}\over{m_e e^2}}</math>

where:

<math>\epsilon_0</math> is the permittivity of vacuum

<math>\hbar</math> is the Planck's constant

<math>m_e</math> is the electron rest mass
and
<math>e</math> is the elementary charge

It has a value of 5.29189379×10-11 m, or about half an angstrom.



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