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Vocab 5.1 and 5.2

5.1 and 5.2 Vocabulary

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Form of energy that exhibits wavelike behavior as it travels through space. Electromagnetic radiation
The shortest distance between equivalent points on a continuous wave. Wavelength
The number of waves that pass a given point per second. Frequency
The wave's height from the origin to a crest, or from the origin to a trough. Amplitude
Also called the EM spectrum, encompasses all forms of electromagnetic radiation, with the only differences in the types of radiation being their frequencies and wavelengths. Electromagnetic Spectrum
The minimum amount of energy that can be gained or lost by an atom. Quantum
Has a value of 6.626 X 10^-34J Planck's Constant
Electrons are emitted from a metal's surface when light of a certain frequency shines on the surface. Photoelectric Effect
A particle of electromagnetic radiation with no mass that carries a quantum of energy. Photon
The set frequencies of the electromagnetic waves emitted by atoms of the element. Atomic Emission Spectrum
The lowest allowable energy state of an atom. Ground State
Predicts that all moving particles have wave characteristics. De Broglie Equation
States that it is fundamentally impossible to know precisely both the velocity and position of a particle at the same time. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
The atomic model in which electrons are treated as waves. Quantum Mechanical Model Of The Atom
A three-dimensional region around the nucleus. Atomic Orbital
Indicates the relative sizes and energies of atomic orbitals. Principal Quantum Numbers
The atom's major energy levels. Principal Energy Levels
The energy levels contained within a principal energy level. Energy Sublevels
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