Problem: Which of the following observations led Bohr to formulate his model of the hydrogen atom? A) Neutrons form a diffraction pattern when scattered from a nickel crystal. B) The peak of blackbody radiation moves to shorter wavelengths as temperature increases. C) A low-density gas emits a series of sharp spectral lines. D) Electrons are observed to have wave nature.

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Bohr model was useful in the development of a quantum mechanical model for hydrogen.

The argument was that a low-density gas absorbs some wavelength from a continuous spectrum, leaving behind dark absorption lines superimposed on the continuous spectrum.

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Which of the following observations led Bohr to formulate his model of the hydrogen atom? 


A) Neutrons form a diffraction pattern when scattered from a nickel crystal. 

B) The peak of blackbody radiation moves to shorter wavelengths as temperature increases. 

C) A low-density gas emits a series of sharp spectral lines. 

D) Electrons are observed to have wave nature.

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