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C111_7 part 1 - Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms Chapter 7 Atomic Structure Atomic structure explains chemical properties and

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Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms Chapter 7
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Atomic Structure Atomic structure explains chemical properties and reactivities. Chemical reactions involve electrons. Knowing where the electrons are, how many, and what their energy levels are explains many chemical phenomena. Spectroscopy is used to explore atomic structure.
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Spectroscopy Interaction of electromagnetic radiation and matter. In the visible and UV regions the interaction involves electrons. Electrons have properties of light and behave like waves in some ways. Light is a form of radiative energy.
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Electromagnetic Radiation Light propagates in space as a wave. In vacuum, the speed of light is 3.00 x 10 8 m/s Speed of light in vacuum is given the symbol “c” Light waves have amplitude, frequency, and wavelength. λ = distance peak to peak ν = frequency c = ν ⋅ λ and ν = c/ λ
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Properties of Waves Wavelength ( λ ) is the distance between identical points on successive waves.
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course CHEM 111 taught by Professor Lemaster during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

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C111_7 part 1 - Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms Chapter 7 Atomic Structure Atomic structure explains chemical properties and

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