We just learned about the 2 slit experiment in Quantum Chemistry today, where electrons behave as waves when nobody is looking and behave as particles when they are being observed.
So, what would happen If I were to observe an atom (such that all it's electrons now behave as particles instead of waves) for a long period of time?
I know that real atoms have wave electrons, but when you observe them, don't they "turn" into particle electrons and obey Newtonian law like the 2 slit experiment? So what keeps the electrons from falling into the nucleus when you observe them? I was considering how the earth doesn't "fall" into the sun because of a momentum perpendicular to the centripetal force, but the mass of an electron is so much smaller than the nucelus, I'm not sure it will work.
If anyone can give a simple explanation that would be great, I asked the professor and he only said the the Bohr model was inaccurate and it's difficult to observe electrons.
Thanks in advance.