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Where does the electron in a stationary atom gets energy for its rotatory as well as spin motion?

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10/05/2007

Motion: Usually from the ambient matter in the form of heat. If the ambient matter is cooler than the atom, the motion will slow down, and if it's warmer, the electron will accelerate.

Rotation: The electron is negatively charged and the nucleus is positively charged. Because of this, the electron is magnetically attracted to the nucleus, so the motion will be concentrated around it.