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Unformatted text preview: Chemv 4A, Fall 2006
Midterm Exam 1, September 22, 2006.
Prof. HeadGordon, Prof. Moretto Name: K E TA: Grade: 1. (5 points) 2. (6 points)
3. (8 points) 4. (5 points)
Total: Closed book exam. There are 6 pages. Calculators are OK. Set brains in high gear and go!
Use back side of pages for scribble paper Some possibly useful facts and ﬁgures: R = 8.3145 J mol'1 K'1 molar volume at STP = 22.4 L
h=6.6261x10'34Js h=h/27z: c = 2.9979 x 108 m s"1 m. = 9.1094 ><10'31 kg N0 = 6.0221 x 1023 mol‘1 Some possibly relevant eguations: Planck relation: E = hv de Broglie relation: 1) = h / A. wave equation: 0 = VA uncertainty principle Apr 2 h / 2
2 2 2 particleinabox En = n 7‘ 7: ‘Pn = Jim—’33
2ma a a
Zz hydrogen atom E, = ———2Rw Rm = 2.18 x 10"8J n
linear momentum p = mv kinetic energy T = %mv 1. Nitryl chloride, NOZCl, is known to decompose to N02 and C12. (a) (2 points) Write Lewis structures for NOZCl, given that the chlorine (7 valence electrons,
atomic number Z=17, relative atomic mass M=35.453) atom and both oxygen (Z=8, M=15.999)
atoms are bonded to the nitrogen (Z=7, M=14.007). Be sure to show the role of resonance
structures if there is more than one plausible Lewis structure. Also show any formal charges. C9 _. no " \ Q“) \ a; «
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FﬂSGVxOmrch (b) (1 point) Write a balanced equation for the decomposition of nitryl chloride. 2Nozct ~—> zixsolégactlca3 (.3) (c) (2 points) If 2.00g of nitryl chloride decomposes to yield N02 and C12, calculate the volume
of gaseous products under standard conditions. 2. (a) (2 points) The work function of metallic sodium is 4.4x10"9 J. What is the longest
wavelength of light that could be expected to cause electron emission from sodium? W 4") Omani Wm ‘ it“; : Mao”?
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M 44vio“9 (b) (2 points) Suppose electrons have been accelerated to a kinetic energy of 1x106 J/mol.
What is their effective de Broglie wavelength? E= Wm => P= J2me = 2x94xto'3‘xtxlo‘ 60,4013
Le P: 131x162" kg m s‘.‘ <1)
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l; k/F : élé’xig’l‘r : 38H“) m (3) (c) (2 points) Estimate the de Broglie wavelength of a spilled pea as it hits the ﬂoor. Show
your assumptions clearly. heal/Qt Ni m 3 mass ~ mlOggkg FM ‘79 (I) ._l SpaLCQ’V i MS 7— N k M S‘
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=7 13—» 7 ~10 m Wat/«Wank 3. Suppose an electron is known to be within a 2 A distance (something like a chemical bond).
(a) (1 point) What is the minimum uncertainty in its momentum? f’ ‘ APA" 2 V473 ' Li
~34 A >/ L ___ lqo ‘— 2’6X10—25 k mg] <1 F 4WA2L AFlele 3, (b) (3 points) Calculate the wavelength of light necessary to excite this electron from its
ground state to its ﬁrst excited state, assuming that these states can be described as the lowest and next to lowest energy levels of the particle in a box. E : i1: Whirl n1 _, him;
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with the ground state and the ﬁrst excited state of the par U 0L WWW my (d) (1 point) How many nodes does the state of the particle in a box with quantum number (MW (e) (1 point) Give a reason why the energ
on classical waves) ‘ 514W 1Vme ﬂ “lbw [AWQ/xﬂ le’C Wloou— 9 bﬂi P:h/?\ N howdy/6V “6W . a 5. int/2 N Wm? LW
QWQL n have? y increases with the number of nodes (not based Waawihaﬁva SWDAZ>WP .1)an owl/«3?; 5 4. Atomic energy levels
(a) (1 point) Ionization is the process of removing an electron from an atom or a molecule. Does this process give off energy or require energy? Explain your answer carefully. I '1 W61LCJYMQW~O 0/1‘
W * Lame “he; sic/W (A C “I M. Ema?) a «40mer to woo at to Marmot, (b) (1 point) Evaluate the energy change associated with removing the electron from He“. AE = Em — East M)
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all) 1 i O __ 2 E90 ., 2 11% to ; quqbigj (9.; u n" l ({Pcznlévnm/Z‘ (c) (1 point) Would you expect the ionization energy of the ﬁrst electron from He to be W0"? .
larger or smaller than the answer you obtained in (b)? Explain carefully. an A 5 77; ,
Ag; E<h=l Lle :_ (fried) 2937 QX/whx/b is elachmﬁ'ng muéasywﬂﬁu '1th
Z=2~Q {48—min Sad/leﬁ W15 [/3 3W. (d) (2 points) The ionization energy of the potassium atom (K: Z=19; l valence electron) is
about one third smaller than the ionization energy of a calcium atom (Ca: Z=20; 2
valence electrons). However the ionization energy of K+ is nearly 3 times as large as
Ca+. Can you explain these results? W a Zcff (35 > Zen”) (3: K> W K in»? chv'l Quit Ca has 1< Zgﬂ<2 _ t 9 ~ « ~ awn: a K V 7 f —r 4—‘W ~______ _ /. _ "wwﬂ — F C ) ...
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