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Could this be a plausible way to find out how an electron moves around the nucleus in a hydrogen atom?

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So basically i have this idea, we cant see how does an electron really move because of its small size and the wavelength of light being comparatively being much larger. What if we took two spheres(which are macroscopic that is can be seen with the naked eye), one more massive than the other and having a mass ratio of 15368.5978977 (exact ratio between the mass of a proton to that of an electron). Now we gave the massive sphere a +e charge(positive electronic charge) and the less massive sphere a -e charge(the electronic charge). Now we suspend the macroscopic proton model(M.P.M) in a vacuum(suppose outer space) in absence of any significant gravitational field. Then we shoot the macroscopic electron model(M.E.M) towards the M.P.M with such a velocity that when it finally arrives in the M.P.M electric field, its ElectricalPE + MotionalKE is exactly equal to that of an electron in the hydrogen atom. Now if the electric, gravitational forces are the same, shouldn't the M.E.M move around the M.P.M exactly like an electron does around the nucleus in the hydrogen atom?

Closed as per community consensus as the post is not graduate-level
asked Jan 31 in Closed Questions by batwayne (-15 points) [ no revision ]
recategorized Feb 1 by Dilaton

Such classical models to describe atoms are at most appropriate at high-school level, I am therefore voting to close.





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