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ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND PERIODIC TRENDS. Chapter 7. ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION. CHARACTERISTICS. wavelength (λ) — (lambda) length between 2 successive crests. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation




CHARACTERISTICSwavelength () (lambda) length between 2 successive crests.frequency () (nu in chemistry; f in physicseither is OK), number of cycles per second that pass a certain point in space (Hz - cycles per second)amplitude maximum height of a wave as measured from the axis of propagation.nodes points of zero amplitude (equilibrium position); always occur at /2 for sinusoidal wavesvelocity speed of the wave, equals speed of light, c 2.99792458 108 m/s; we will use 3.0 x 108 m/s (on reference sheet). All electromagnetic radiation travels at this speed. If light is involved, it travels at 3 108 m/s.Notice that and are inversely proportional. When one is large, the other is small.



Frequency of Electromagnetic RadiationThe brilliant red colors seen in fireworks are due to the emission of light with wavelengths around 650 nm when strontium salts such as Sr(NO3)2 and SrCO3 are heated. Calculate the frequency of red light of wavelength 6.50 102 nm. You must be able to convert nm to m because the speed of light constant is in meters per second. 1 nm = 1 x10-9m

THE NATURE OF MATTERIn the early 20th century, certain experiments showed that matter could not absorb or emit any quantity of energy - this did not hold with the generally accepted notion.1900 - Max Planck solved the problem. He made an incredible assumption: There is a minimumamount of energy that can be gained or lost by an atom, and all energy gained or lost must be someinteger multiple, n, of that minimum. There is no such thing as a transfer of energy in fractions of quanta, only in whole numbers of quanta.


where h is a proportionality constant, Planck's constant, h = 6.6260755 10-34 joule seconds. We will use 6.626 x 10-34 Js (on reference sheet). This is the lowest frequency that can be absorbed or emitted by the atom, and the minimum energy change, h, is called a quantum of energy. Think of it as a packet of energy equal to h.

PRACTICE TWOThe Energy of a PhotonThe blue color in fireworks is often achieved by heating copper(I) chloride to about 1200C. Then the compound emits blue light having a wavelength of 450 nm. What is the increment of energy (the quantum) that is emitted at 4.50 102 nm by CuCl? Planck's formula requires frequency so you must find that first before solving for energy.

THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT In 1900 Albert Einstein was working as a clerk in the patent office in Bern, Switzerland and he proposed that electromagnetic, EM, radiation itself was quantized. He proposed that EM radiation could be viewed as a stream of particles called photons.photoelectric effect light bombards the surface of a metal and electrons are ejected.

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PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECTCALCULATING MASSRearrange Einsteins famous formula:m = E c2

Thereforem = E = hc/ = h c2 c2 c

So mass = Plancks constant divided by wavelength and the speed of light.SUMMARYEnergy is quantized.It can occur only in discrete units called quanta [h].EM radiation exhibits wave and particle properties.This phenomenon is known as the dual nature of light.

MOREPRACTICE THREECalculations of WavelengthCompare the wavelength for an electron (mass = 9.11 10-31 kg) traveling at a speed of 1.0 107 m/s with that for a ball (mass = 0.10 kg) traveling at 35 m/s.

FUN FACTSThe more massive the object, the smaller its associated wavelength and vice versa.Davisson and Germer @ Bell labs found that a beam of electrons was diffracted like light waves by the atoms of a thin sheet of metal foil and that de Broglie's relation was followed quantitatively.ANY moving particle has an associated wavelength.We now know that Energy is really a form of matter, and ALL matter shows the same types of properties. That is, all matter exhibits both particulate and wave properties.

ATOMIC LINE (EMISSION) SPECTRAemission spectrum the spectrum of bright lines, bands, or continuous radiation that is provided by a specific emitting substance as it loses energy and returns to its ground state OR the collection of frequencies of light given off by an "excited" electronabsorption spectrum a graph or display relating how a substance absorbs electromagnetic radiation as a function of wavelengthline spectrum isolate a thin beam by passing through a slit then a prism or a diffraction grating which sorts into discrete frequencies or lines



HYDROGEN ATOMIC EMISSION SPECTRANiels Bohr connected spectra and the quantum ideas of Einstein and Planck: the single electron of the hydrogen atom could occupy only certain energy states, stationary states

An electron in an atom would remain in its lowest E state unless otherwise disturbed.Energy is absorbed or emitted by a change from this ground state.

AN EXPLANATIONAN EXPLANTIONTo move from ground to n = 2 the electron/atom must absorb no more or no less than a prescribed amount of energyWhat goes up must come down. Energy absorbed must eventually be emitted.The origin or atomic line spectra is the movement of electrons between quantized energy states.IF an electron moves from higher to lower E states, a photon is emitted and an emission line is observed.

CALCULATING ENERGY OF ENERGY LEVELS IN HYDROGEN ATOMBohrs equation for calculating the energy of the E levels available to the electron in the hydrogen atom:

E = -2.178 x 10-18J Z 2 n2

where n is an integer (larger n means larger orbit radius, farther from nucleus), Z is the nuclear charge, the (-) sign simply means that the E of the electron bound to the nucleus is lower than it would be if the electron were at an infinite distance [n = ] from the nucleus where there is NO interaction and the energy is zero.

CALCULATING ENERGY OF ENERGY LEVELS IN HYDROGEN ATOMThis equation can be used to calculate the change in energy of an electron when it changes orbits. This happens when electrons gain energy (get excited) and jump to a higher energy level or lose this energy and drop to a lower energy level.

E = difference between the energies for the two levels.If E is (-), energy was lost. If E is (+), then energy was gained.CALCULATING ENERGY OF ENERGY LEVELS IN HYDROGEN ATOMPRACTICE FOUREnergy Quantization in HydrogenCalculate the energy required to excite the hydrogen electron from level n = 1 to level n = 2. Also calculate the wavelength of light that must be absorbed by a hydrogen atom in its ground state to reach this excited state.

Two important points about Bohr's ModelThe model correctly fits the quantized energy levels of the hydrogen atom and postulates only certain allowed circular orbits for the electron. As the electron becomes more tightly bound, its energy becomes more negative relative to the zero energy reference state (corresponding to the electron being at infinite distance from the nucleus). As the electron is brought closer to the nucleus, energy is released into the system.

Two shortcomings about Bohr's ModelBohr's model does not work for atoms other than hydrogen.Electron's do not move in circular orbits.

PRACTICE FIVECalculate the energy required to remove the electron from a hydrogen atom in its ground state. Removing the electron from a hydrogen in its ground state corresponds to taking the electron from ninitial = 1 to nfinal = .

THE QUANTUM MECHANICAL MODEL OF THE ATOMBohr model would not Broglie opened a can of worms among physicists by suggesting the electron had wave properties because that meant that the electron has dual properties.Werner Heisenberg and Max Born provided the uncertainty principle - if you want to define the momentum of an electron, then you have to forego knowledge of its exact position at the time of the measurement.Max Born suggested: if we choose to know the energy of an electron in an atom with only a small uncertainty, then we must accept a correspondingly large uncertainty about its position in the space about the atom's nucleus. This means that we can only calculate the probability of finding an electron within a given space.


Schrodinger equation: solutions are called wave functions - chemically important. The electron is characterized as a matter-wave sort of standing waves - only certain allowed wave functions (symbolized by the Greek letter, , pronounced sigh)Each for the electron in the H atom corresponds to an allowed energy. For each integer, n, there is an atomic state characterized by its own and energy En.Basically: the energy of electrons is quantized.

THE WAVE MECHANICAL VIEW OF THE ATOMthe square of gives the intensity of the electron wave or the probability of finding the electron at the point P in space about the nucleus.electron density map, electron density and electron probability ALL mean the same thing! matter-waves for allowed energy states are also called ORBITALS.

THE WAVE MECHANICAL VIEW OF THE ATOMTo solve Schrodinger's equation in a 3-dimensional world, we need the quantum numbers n, , and mThe amplitude of the electron wave at a point depends on the distance of the point from the nucleus.Imagine that the space around a Hydrogen nucleus is made up of a series of thin shells like the layers of an onion, but these shells as squishy. THE WAVE MECHANICAL VIEW OF THE ATOMPlot the total probability of finding the electron in each shell versus the distance from the nucleus and you get the radial probability graph you see in (b).