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Vocabulary definitions

Electromagnetic Spectrum Includes all forms of electromagnetic radiation with differing wavelengths and frequencies
Planck's Constant Has a value of 6.626x10-34 J s, where J is a symbol for joule and s is seconds
Photoelectric Effect Phenomenon in which photoelectrons are emitted from a metal's surface when light of a certain frequency shines on the surface
Continuous Specrtum Shines with a connected series of colors, each with unique wavelengths and frequencies
Atomic Emission Spectrum Set of frequencies of light emitted by the atoms of a specific element
Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle States that it fundamentslly impossible to know precisely both the velocity and position of a particle at the same time
Electron Configuration arrangement of electrons in an atom
Aufbau Principle States that each electron occupies the lowest energy orbital available
Pauli Exclusion Principle States that a maximum of two electrons, with opposite spins, may occupy a single atomic orbital
Hund's Rule Single electrons with the same spin must occupy each equal energy orbital before additional electrons are added
Created by: reed