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If the electron in a hydrogen atom obeyed classical mechanics instead of quantum mechanics, would it emit a continuous spectrum or a line spectrum?

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In classical mechanics, the electron would decelerate and emit a continous spectrum as it heads for and crashes into the nucleus.

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