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quantum theory

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780198722823
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191789540
quantum theory

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The theory devised by Max *Planck in 1900 to account for the emission of the black-body radiation from hot bodies. According to this theory energy is emitted in quanta (...

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