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Electrons in Atoms Vocab Quiz

Electrons in Atoms Vocab Quiz - Term Definition...

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Term: electromagnetic radiation Definition: A form of energy that exhibits wavelike behavior as it travels through space (3.00x10? m/s) Term: electromagnetic spectrum Definition: Combination of all the forms of electromagnetic radiation. Term: wavelength Definition: Distance between corresponding points on adjacent waves. Term: frequency Definition: Number of waves that pass a given point in a specific time, usually one second. Term: photoelectric effect Definition: Emission of electrons from a metal when light shines on a metal.
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Term: quantum Definition: Minimum quantity of energy that can be lost or gained by an atom. Term: photon Definition: Particle of electromagnetic radiation having zero mass and carrying a quantum of energy. Term: ground state Definition: Lowest energy state of an atom. Term: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Definition: States that it is impossible to determine simultaneously both the position and velocity of an electron or any other particle.
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