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Light

A form of electromagnetic radiation

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

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Electric field

A region where an electrically charged particle experiences a force

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Magnetic field

A region where a magnetized perticle experiences a force

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Speed of light

c

c = 3.00 × 108 m/s

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Wavelength

λ (lambda)

The distance between identical points on successive waves

*Inversely proportional to frequency

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Amplitude

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

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

Low energy to high:

radio
microwave
infared
visible light
ultraviolet
X-ray
gamma ray

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Interference

The interaction between waves

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Constructive interference

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

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

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Diffraction

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

Inherent characteristic of all waves

Light is diffracted through two slits creating an alternating pattern

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Photoelectric effect

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

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Quanta or photons

Light energy delivered to atoms in "packets"

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Photon energy

E

E = hv 

v = c/λ

Thus:

E = hc/λ

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Planck's constant

h

h = 6.626 × 10-34 J×s

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Threshold frequency

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

Φ (phi)

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Kinetic energy of an ejected electron

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

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

Number of photons = Epulse / Ephoton

*Ephoton = hc/λ

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Atomic spectroscopy

The study of the electromagnetic radiation absorbed and emitted by atoms

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Emission spectrum

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)

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

Wavelength inversely proportional to momentum (mv)

λ = h/mv

(Wavelength = h/mass * frequency)

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Complimentary properties

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

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

Indefinite future = can only predict probability

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Orbital

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