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chap 5 vocab ;)

vocab words from chapter five

electromagnetic radiation a form of energy the exhibits wavelike behavior as it travels through space
wavelengths shortest distance between equilavent points on a continuous wave
frequency number of waves that pass through a given point per second
amplitude the wave's height from the origin to the crest
electromagnetic spectrum encompasses all forms of electromagnetic radiation
quantum minimum amount of energy that can be gained or lost by an atom
planck's constant has a value of 6.626*10^-34
photoelectric effect electrons are emitted from a metal's surface when light of a certain frequency shines on the surface
photon particle of electromagnetic radiation with no mass that carries a quantum of energy
atomic emission spectrum the set of frequencies of the electromagnetic waves emitted by atoms of the element
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