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Unformatted text preview: f CHEM 261  FINAL EXAM; CHEM 260  FIRST EXAM May 19, 2006
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STUDENT ID #____ . . . “His reasoning was mad, but his madness has the divine quality
that only the greatest transitional figures can bring to science. It
cast Planck, conservative by inclination, into the role of a reluctant
revolutionary. He made the ﬁrst conceptual break that has made
twentieth century physics look so discontinuously different from
that of the preceding era. Although there have been other major
innovations in physics since December 1900, the world has not seen
since a ﬁgure like Planck"
Abraham Pais
” Subtle is the Lord ” TABLE I USEFUL DATA R = 8.31 J/Kmol = 0.0821itatm/Kmol One atm. = 760 mmHg = 1.01 x 105 Pa
Boltzmann constant, kB = 1.38 x 10'23 J/K h = Planck's constant: 6.6 x 10'3‘5r Jsec RH = Rydeberg Constant = 2.18 X 10'18 J C = velocity of light 2 3 x 108 m/sec me = the mass of the electron = 9.1 x 10‘31kg
rnFl = the mass of the proton = 1.67 x 10‘27 kg
e' = 1.60 x 10'19 coulombs *g Question I short answers 119%) Write the word true or the word false in the blank space following each of
the “true — false” questions; circle the letter corresponding to the correct answer to each of the multiple choice questions, or fill in the blank space in
each short answer question. *1. Of the following, the electromagnetic radiation with the most energy is:
. radio waves
© gamma rays
c. Xrays (:1. ultra violet light
e. visible light *2. Of the following, the electromagnetic radiation with the least energy is:
@radio waves
. gamma rays
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6. visible light *3. The German physicist who first realized that there was something wrong 'with'
classical physics' description of the universe and who issued the challenge to the physics community to investigate black body radiation that lead directly to quantum theory, was:
a. Ludwig Boltzmann b. Max Planck c. Albert Einstein d. Max Born
@Gustav Kirchoff *4. According to quantum mechanics, before the box is opened, Schrodinger's cat's wave
function, w, implies that the cat:
a. is dead
b. is alive
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d. has a 0.5 chance of being alive
is simultaneously dead and alive
f. is not in the box at all because she didn't like the experiment one little bit. *5. Which of the following species has the longest wavelength when moving with a velocity of 100 mfsec? _ k __ h a. a Pb atom 7\ " ‘F " '—'"
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c. a proton @an electron c. a water molecule $6. The principal consequence of Einstein's explanation of the photoelectric effect was
that: a. It allowed better light meters to be built b. It gave rise to all sorts of photochemical devices such as self flushing urinals and
automatic supermarket doors @ it generalized quantum theory and introduced the concept of the photon
d. it allowed the charge on the electron to be measured *7. What is the probability of finding a proton confined to a one dimensional box of
width L and infinitely high walls at the exact center of the box? a. 1 b. U2 0. U4 @0 6. NZ *8. A more or less direct technological application of De Breglie’s concept that matter has a dual nature is the ﬁledran m C {‘0 5C6 PC *9. When two Or more quantum states have the same energy, the states are said to be d :3 e needle
*10. In the space to the right, plot 1;; vs. x and DA X .
draw a wave function that is quantum mechanically ‘3 r r _
Dc. 3' unacceptable. *11. Brieﬂy explain wh the wav function you drew is unacceptable. ’5’"? 7’ = / o r g N I” 5/! 6/ Hqﬁcéeé¢ *12. TRUE or FALSE. The translational motion of an electron in deep space is quantized. E (“562 *13.The process of finding the value of a constant, N, 0 make sure that an electron exists somewhere in space is called a o c Thalia C1 [O n *14. The principal criterion fort existen e of an electron (or you for that matter) rs ’1
somewhere in space is that : 1’"ny : / (write an equation) .a N L or L 31/ *15. TRUE or FALSE .We never observe w, only 1112 Tr U C *16. TRUE or FALSE A natural phenomenon that does not obey the Boltzmann
distribution law is the distribution of ca ‘ ns round a negatively charged electrode
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infinitely high Walls (so it can‘t escape) and a width of 10 nm has a normalized wave
function 1: = (ZZL)msin(1t/L)x. where L is the width of the box. Calculate the probability
that the particle will be located in the right side of the box between x = 5 nm and x: 10
nm. The center of the one dimensional box is 1/2 = 5 nm. The integral: Isinzaxdx =(1f2)x [sinZaxl 4a] +con 3 will be needed. a 9—
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four of the most important papers ever written including generalizing quantum theory,
explaining Brownian motion, special relativity theory, and explaining the photo electric
effect, the latter being what he actually won his Nobel Prize for — not relativity theory. A
phantom 261960 student replicated a photoelectric experiment (very similar to‘ the one
that Einstein explained) by shining visible light on a a clean piece of cesium metal and
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to the first excited state, characterized by the quantum number, n = 1.(Lyman
series) Calculate the energy of the emitted photon, its frequency and its wave
length. B. Draw a large, clear diagram illustrating the process. Include the proton, electron,
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electron is oscillating back and forth (and you do not have to worry about the volume of a
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complemetarity Is the notion of “entanglement” or “entangled states”. Einstein
objected to this consequence much more than he did to the Born interpretation or
the idea that two solutions to the Schrodinger wave equation are simultaneously
correct because it required a “spooky” universe. Briefly, in the box shown below,
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