# Chapter 07: The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom Flashcards Preview

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Light

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A form of electromagnetic radiation

Composed of perpendicular oscillating waves
(one = electric field, other = magnetic field)

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Electric field

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A region where an electrically charged particle experiences a force

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Magnetic field

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A region where a magnetized perticle experiences a force

4
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Speed of light

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c

c = 3.00 × 108 m/s

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Wavelength

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λ (lambda)

The distance between identical points on successive waves

*Inversely proportional to frequency

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Amplitude

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The verticle distance from the midline of a wave to the peak (or trough)

A measure of light intensity

*Directly proportional to total energy of wave
(larger amplitude = more force)

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Frequency

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v (nu)

v = c / λ

The number of waves that pass through a particular point in a given period of time

hertz (Hz) or cycles per second (1 s-1)

1 Hz = 1 s-1

*Directly proportional to total energy of a wave
(More frequency = more total force)

*Inversely proportional to wavelenth

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Electromagnetic spectrum

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Low energy to high:

microwave
infared
visible light
ultraviolet
X-ray
gamma ray

9
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Interference

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The interaction between waves

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Constructive interference

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Occurs when waves that are in phase interact so that they add to make a larger wave

*Amplitudes are summed making the larger wave

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Destructive interference

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Occurs when waves that are out of phase interact so that they cancel each other out (flat line)

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Diffraction

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Occurs when a traveling wave encounters an obstacle or opening in a barrier that is about the same size as its wavelengh and it bends (diffracts) around it

*Waves diffract

**Particles DO NOT diffract (they just pass through opening)

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Interference pattern

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Inherent characteristic of all waves

Light is diffracted through two slits creating an alternating pattern

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Photoelectric effect

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The observation that many metals emit electrons when light shines on their surface

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Quanta or photons

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Light energy delivered to atoms in "packets"

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Photon energy

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E

E = hv

v = c/λ

Thus:

E = hc/λ

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Planck's constant

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h

h = 6.626 × 10-34 J×s

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Threshold frequency

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Reached when the energy of a photon is equal to the binding energy of emitted electron

hv = Φ

or E = Φ

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Binding energy of emitted electron

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Φ (phi)

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Kinetic energy of an ejected electron

A

KE = hv - Φ

Excess energy of a photon that is transferred to an electron in the form of kinetic energy

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Wave-particle duality of light

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Sometimes light appears to behave like a wave, other times like a particle

Behavior observed depends on experiment

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Number of photons

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Number of photons = Epulse / Ephoton

*Ephoton = hc/λ

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Atomic spectroscopy

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The study of the electromagnetic radiation absorbed and emitted by atoms

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Emission spectrum

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The "fingerprint" of an element in the form of a series of bright lines

Can be used to identify an element

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Bohr model of the atom (4)

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1. Energy of atom is quantized (can only have very specific amounts of energy

2. Amount of energy in atom relates to electron's position in atom

3. Electrons travel in orbits/fixed distance from nucleus
*Energy of electron proportional to distance

4. Electrons emit radiation when they "jump" from an orbit with higher energy down to lower energy orbit
*Distance determins energy of photon of light produced

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de Broglie relation

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Wavelength inversely proportional to momentum (mv)

λ = h/mv

(Wavelength = h/mass * frequency)

27
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Complimentary properties

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The more you know about one property, the less you know about the other

When wave nature (interference pattern) is observed, particle nature (position/which slit electron passes through) cannot be, and vice versa

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Heisenberg uncertainty principle

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Product of uncertainties in both position and speed of a particle is inversely proportional to its mass

Δx × mΔv ≥ h/4π

Δx = position uncertainty

Δv = velocity uncertainty

m = mass

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Indeterminacy

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Indefinite future = can only predict probability

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Orbital

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A probability distribution map of a region where the electron is likely to be found

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Quantum numbers (4)

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1. Principal quantum number, n

2. Angular momentum quantum number, l

3. Magnetic quantum number, ml

4. Spin quantum number, ms

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Principal quantum number

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n

Indicates the orbital (Bohr's energy level)

*As n gets larger, amount of energy between orbitals gets smaller

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Equation for energy of a hydrogen electron

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En = -RH (1/n2)

RH is Rydberg constant for hydrogen
RH = 2.18 × 10-18 J

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Angular momentum quantum number

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l

Angular momentum = what kind of/angle of orbit

l = 0, 1,... n-1

l = 0 → s
l = 1 → p
l = 2 → d
l = 3 → f

e.g.
n = 2
l = [0, 1]

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Magnetic quantum number

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ml

ml = [-l, l]

e.g.
n = 2
l = [0, 2] → d orbital
ml = [-2, 2] → 5 d orbitals

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Spin quantum number

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ms

Specifies the orientation of the spin of the electron

Value is either:
+1/2 (spins up)
or
-1/2 (spins down)

37
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Describing an orbital (3)

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1. n, l, ml describes one orbital
2. Orbitals with same n value = same principal energy level (shell)
3. Orbitals with the same values of n & l = same sublevel (subshell)

38
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Equation for energy transition in hydrogen

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ΔE = Efinal - Einitial

ΔEH atom = -2.18 × 10-18 J (1/n2final - 1/n2initial)

Energy emitted by electron is carried away by the releated photon, thus:

Ephoton = -ΔE

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Probability density

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The probability of finding an electron at a particular point in space

Probability decreases as distance from nucleus increases

40
Q

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Total probability of finding an electron at a certain distance r from the nucleus

Volume of shell also increases with distance from nucleus

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Nodes

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Where the probability drops to zero, for both probabilities

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s orbital

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l = 0

spherical shape

1 s orbital

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p orbital

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l = 1

shaped like two balloons

-1, 0, 1

3 p orbitals

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d orbital

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l = 2

shaped like four balloons

-2, -1, 0, 1, 2

5 d orbitals

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f orbital

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l = 3

shaped like eight balloons

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3

7 f orbitals