10-10-11 - Chemistry 1A F11 10.10.11 Dr. Shaka Course Code...

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Unformatted text preview: Chemistry 1A F11 10.10.11 Dr. Shaka Course Code 40000 General Chemistry 1A Fall Quarter 2011 A. J. Shaka Chemistry Department University of California, Irvine Ten Week Course 91 Chemistry 1A F11 10.10.11 Dr. Shaka Course Code 40000 Electrons in Atoms • The same thing happens to electrons in atoms. • At certain energies they form a standing wave . • At other energies, the electron wave has a different phase each time, and so cancels itself out, leaving nothing there. • The wave nature of the electron is an essential reason why energy levels in atoms are quantized , like rungs on a ladder. • We call the energy level an orbital rather than an orbit 91 Chemistry 1A F11 10.10.11 Dr. Shaka Course Code 40000 Electrons in Atoms • The same thing happens to electrons in atoms. • At certain energies they form a standing wave . • At other energies, the electron wave has a different phase each time, and so cancels itself out, leaving nothing there....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course CHEM 1A taught by Professor Tobias during the Fall '01 term at UC Irvine.

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10-10-11 - Chemistry 1A F11 10.10.11 Dr. Shaka Course Code...

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