Physics 2000 Science Trek Elements as Atoms

Elements as Atoms

In Quantum Atom we learned all about the Bohr and Schrödinger models of the hydrogen atom, but what about all the other atoms in the universe?

Well, the universe is mostly hydrogen, but you ask a good question, Alex. Many of the ideas of quantum mechanics which went into our model of the hydrogen atom can be used to understand helium and oxygen, copper and iron - in fact all of the elements.