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Electron Configurat

Chapter 4 Electron Configuration

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How do we study electron behavior? -By researching electricity and particularly by analyzing light emitted and absorbed by substances
Define Light -Electromagnetic radiation (form of radiant energy)
How does light travel through space? -Wave-Partial Duality which is light exhibiting properties of both wave and particle
Wavelength Behavior -Where light is a beam of energy traveling through space like an ocean wave
Particle Behavior -Where light interacts with atoms and molecules as if it were a stream of tiny fast moving particles (photons)
Wavelength Behavior -Electromagnetic waves consist on electric and magnetic fields oscillating at right angles to each other and in the direction of its motion
Four Wave Characteristics -Amplitude -Wavelength -Speed -Frequency
Amplitude -the height or depth of the wave measure from origin to peak or trough
Wavelength -The distance that a wave travels as it completes one full cycle
Frequency -The measure of the number or times a light wave completes a cycle in one second -Visible range 4E14 to7E14 S-1
Speed -Of light regardless of type of radiation moves through a vacuum of space at a constant rate
What kind of relationship do wavelength and frequency have? -Inverse -when there is a high frequency there is a short wavelength and with a low frequency there is a long wavelength
Quantum Theory -Scientists wondered why a different range of wavelengths are emitted at different temps
What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum in order? -Radio-waves, Microwaves, IR, Visible, UV, X-Rays, Gamma, Cosmic
What is Planck's theory? -That the energy absorbed or emitted by atoms is quantized
Photo-electric effect -Property of metals to emit light when exposed to radiation of sufficiently high frequency
Photons -tiny particles -carries energy based on frequency
What makes up the atomic spectrum? -Frequencies of light emitted or absorbed by an atom
What are the 5 energy levels? 1. Lyman Series 2. Balmer Series 3. Paschen Series 4. Bracket Series 5. Pfund Series
Heisenberg Principle -It is impossible to know exactly the momentum and position of an electron at the same time because light used to observe causes excitation so electron moves once location is determined
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