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Modern Atomic Model

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Compare the diagrams of the modern atomic model below.

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Which of the following models is more accurate and why?

A

The picture on the right is more accurate because it represents Bohr's model of the atom.

B

The picture on the right is more accurate because it shows the electrons travel in discrete orbitals.

C

The picture on the left is more accurate because it displays all the electrons in orbit around the nucleus.

D

The picture on the left is more accurate because it defines all the likely places an electron can be found in the orbital shell surrounding the nucleus.