If I place a proton and an electron close to each other, can they form an atom of hydrogen? Why or why not? Please explain the scenarios where this is not likely/unlikely.
Personally I doubt it, since the electron would have to spin around the proton to call it an atom.
Can it be well-explained by classical mechanics?
How does quantum mechanics explain this sort of a possible bonding? I mean,an electron and a proton can't collide with each other because they would have had infinite attraction between them (that is they would act like magnets), and we know that this does not happen.
Is there something in QM that defines a minimum distance of some sort that is relevant to the proton-electron forming hydrogen?