Atomic Structure - Chemistry 3140: Advanced Inorganic...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/31/11 Chemistry 3140: Advanced Inorganic The Structure of Atoms
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5/31/11 The classic picture … with more going on here than we first suspect.
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5/31/11 The other great mystery about atoms, besides the seeming contradictions concerning the nucleus, is the electron cloud. The current general chemistry text has this to say about electrons and nuclei: Even here, there is an obvious and unanswered question … … which we will go about answering.
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5/31/11 Well known since the 19th century (and exploited since antiquity) is the fact that all atoms can be made to glow …
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5/31/11 As the inorganic text talks about, this phenomenon is not confined to the visible part of the spectrum, but extends into the IR and the UV: But still unanswered here is WHY? Why does every element have its own characteristic signature series of wavelengths it will show when it glows?
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5/31/11 In the early 20th century, Neils Bohr in particular applied what was then a very odd idea … What if the electrons around an atom, for some reason, were quantized? That, of course, immediately causes this question: just what in the hell does quantized mean? Think about driving to Wally World …
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5/31/11 This is a more formalized view of the quantized energy levels around a hydrogen atom, showing how the thing could be made to glow with some IR light, some visible light, and some UV light.
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5/31/11 Not As Pretty, But More Accurate …
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CHEM 3341 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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