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Chapter 32: The Atom and the Quantum
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Chapter Objectives;

  • Describe the experiments that led to the discovery of the atomic nucleus
  • Discuss how atomic spectra provide clues to atomic structure
  • Describe the Bohr Model fo the Atom
  • Compare the relative sizes of atoms.
  • Explain quantized energy levels in atoms
  • Describe the main points of quantum mechanics.
  • Describe the correspondence principle.

Chapter Terms:

  • Ritz combination principle
  • quantum mechanics
  • Shrödinger's wave equation
  • correspondence principle

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Chapter Outline Framework:

  • Discovery of the Atomic Nucleus
  • Atomic Spectra: Clues to Atomic Structure
  • Bohr Model fo the Atom
  • Relative Sizes of Atoms
  • Explanation of Quantized Energy Levels; Electron Waves
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Correspondence Principle

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