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vocab ch 5-1 and 5-2

electromagnetic radiation from of energy that exhibits wavelike behavior as it travels though space
wavelength shortest distance between equivalent points on a continuous wave
frequency number of waves that pass at any given pont per sec.
amplitude wave's height from the origin to a crest
eletromagnetic spectrum encompasses all froms of electromagnetic radiation
quantum minimum amount if energy that can be gained or lost by an atom
planck's constant value of 6.626 x 10^-34J*s where J is joule
photoeletric effect 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 energy
atomic emission spectrum lelis the set of frequencies of the electromagnetic waves emitted by atomsof the element
ground state lowest allowable energy state of an atom
de broguile equation predicts that all moving particles have wave chasacteristics
heisenberg uncertainty principle states that it is fundamentally impossible to know precisely both the velocity and position of a particle at the same time
quantum mechanical model of the atom atomic model in which electrons are treated as waves
atomic orbital 3D regionaround the nucleus
principal quantum numbers indicate the relative sizes and energies of atomic orbitals
enery sublevel relationship between atoms energy levels
Created by: bks