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According to Planck’s quantum theory, energy can be radiated in chunks or packets of energy. These packets were called quanta , and each quantum had an energy, E , proportional to its frequency, ν , by the equation, E = h where h , is the proportionality constant called Planck’s constant. The value of Planck’s constant was determined by experiment to be 6.626 x 10 –34 J · s. A packet could be considered as a “particle” of energy, and consequently energy appeared to have properties that were particular. Thus, energy was transferred as increments of the unit h , and the quantity of energy that was transferred had to be a whole-number multiple of the unit h . The total energy being transferred was given by the equation, E Total = n h where n is an integer (or whole-number) corresponding to the number of packets (or quanta) being transferred. If a mole of packets of energy were transferred, then the total energy would be: E Total = N A h ( N A = 6.022 x 10 23 or Avogadro’s number)
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course CHEMISTRY Chem 1A Di taught by Professor Rameshdarasasingham during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.

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