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electromagnetic radiation a form of energy that exhibits waveslike behavior as it travels through space.
wavelength shortest distance between equivalent points on a continious wave
frequency the number of waves that pass a given point per second
amplitude the waves highth from the orgin to the trough.
eletromagnetic spectrum emcompasses all forms of elemagnetic radiation
quantum the mininum amount of energy that can be gained or loss by an atom
plancks constant is a symbol for joule
photoelectric effect are admitted from a medal surface when light of a certain frequency shines on a surface
photon a partice of electromagnetic radiation with no mass that carries a quantum
atomic emission spectrum an element is a set of frequencies of electromagnetic waves emitted by waves of the element.
ground state the lowest allowable energy state of an atom
de Broglie equation predicts that all moving particles have wave characteristics
Heisnberg encertainty principle states that it is fundilmentally impossible to know precisely both the velocity and postion of a particle at the same time
Quntom mechanical model of the atom atomic model in which the electrons are treated as waves
atomic orbital a three dimensional region around the nucleus
principle quantum numbers the relative sizes an energies of atomic orbitals
principle energy level specifies the atoms major energy levels
energy sublevels principle energy level that contains
Created by: jessika c