Notes - Section 6.1-6.2

Notes - Section 6.1-6.2 - Paul Jackman October 15, 2009...

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Paul Jackman October 15, 2009 Chemistry CHE 106 – M029 Section 6.1-6.2 Notes CHAPTER 6 – ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF ATOMS The quantum theory explains much of the behavior of electrons in atoms Quantum mechanics, the “new” physics that had to be developed to describe atoms correctly The electronic structure of an atom refers to the number of electrons in an atom as well as the distribution of the electrons around the nucleus and their energies 6.1 The Wave Nature of Light The light that we can see with our eyes, visible light, is an example of electromagnetic radiation Because electromagnetic radiation carries energy through space, it is also known as radiant energy All types of electromagnetic radiation move through a vacuum at a speed of 3.00 X 10 8 m/s, the speed of light The distance between two adjacent peaks or troughs is called the wavelength The number of complete wavelengths, or cycles, that pass a given point each second is the frequency of the wave
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course CHE CHE 106 taught by Professor Korter during the Fall '09 term at Syracuse.

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Notes - Section 6.1-6.2 - Paul Jackman October 15, 2009...

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