# Chapter 7: Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure

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Chapter 7: Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure
7.1 The Nature of Light 7.2 Atomic Spectra 7.3 The Wave-Particle Duality of Matter and Energy 7.4 The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) Max Plank (1858 – 1947) Erwin Schrödinger ( ) Albert Einstein (1879 –1955)

Christiaan Huygens and Isaac Newton

The Wave Nature of Light
Visible light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. The wave properties of electromagnetic radiation are described by three variables: frequency (𝝂), cycles per second wavelength (λ), the distance a wave travels in one cycle amplitude, the height of a wave crest or depth of a trough. The speed of light is a constant: c = 𝝂 x λ = 3.00 x 108 m/s in a vacuum

The reciprocal relationship of frequency and wavelength.

Differing amplitude (brightness, or intensity) of a wave.

Regions of the electromagnetic spectrum
All waves in the spectrum travel at the same speed (in vacuuum) but differ in frequency and wavelength.

Interconverting Wavelength and Frequency
Problem 1. Calculate the frequency of each wavelength of electromagnetic radiation: a nm (wavelength of red light from helium–neon laser) b. 503 nm (wavelength of maximum solar radiation) c nm (a wavelength contained in medical X-rays) Problem 2. Calculate the wavelength of each frequency of electromagnetic radiation: a MHz (typical frequency for FM radio broadcasting) b kHz (typical frequency for AM radio broadcasting) (assume four significant figures) c MHz (common frequency used for cell phone communication)

Wavelike properties of light
Refraction Dispersion Interference Diffraction

Refraction

Dispersion 10

Different behaviors of waves and particles:
When traveling waves encounter an obstacle or opening in a barrier that is about the same size as the wavelength, they bend around it – this is called diffraction traveling particles do not diffract. The diffraction of light through two slits separated by a distance comparable to the wavelength results in an interference pattern of the diffracted waves. An interference pattern is a characteristic of all light waves. Formation of a diffraction pattern.

Diffraction

Particle-like properties of light
Blackbody radiation Photoelectric effect Compton effect Emission spectra

The birth of Quantum Theory (1900)

The Quantum Theory of Energy
Any object (including atoms) can emit or absorb only certain quantities of energy. Energy is quantized; it occurs in fixed quantities, rather than being continuous. Each fixed quantity of energy is called a quantum. An atom changes its energy state by emitting or absorbing one or more quanta of energy. E = nhn where n can only be a whole number.

The Photoelectric Effect (1905)

hν = Ek + Φ The electrons were emitted immediately - no time lag!
Increasing the intensity of the light increased the number of photoelectrons, but not their maximum kinetic energy! Red light will not cause the ejection of electrons, no matter what the intensity! A weak violet light will eject only a few electrons, but their maximum kinetic energies are greater than those for intense light of longer wavelengths! hν = Ek + Φ

Problem 3. Calculate the energy of a photon of electromagnetic radiation at the following wavelengths: 632.8 nm (wavelength of red light from helium–neon laser); 503 nm (wavelength of maximum solar radiation); 0.052 nm (a wavelength contained in medical X-rays). Problem 4. A laser pulse with wavelength 532 nm contains 3.85 mJ of energy. How many photons are in the laser pulse?

Atomic Spectra Element Abundance (% ) Hydrogen 91.2 Helium 8.7 Oxygen
0.078 Carbon 0.043 Nitrogen 0.0088 Silicon 0.0045 Magnesium 0.0038 Neon 0.0035 Iron 0.030 Sulfur 0.015

Exciting Gas Atoms to Emit Light with Electrical Energy

Identifying Elements with Flame Tests
Na K Li Ba

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Three series of spectral lines of atomic hydrogen.
= R Rydberg equation - 1 l n22 n12 R is the Rydberg constant = x107 m-1 for the visible series, n1 = 2 and n2 = 3, 4, 5, ... Johannes Rydberg (1854 – 1919)

The Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom (1913)
Bohr’s atomic model postulated the following: The H atom has only certain energy levels, which Bohr called stationary states. Each state is associated with a fixed circular orbit of the electron around the nucleus. The higher the energy level, the farther the orbit is from the nucleus. When the H electron is in the first orbit, the atom is in its lowest energy state, called the ground state. The atom does not radiate energy while in one of its stationary states. The atom changes to another stationary state only by absorbing or emitting a photon. The energy of the photon (hn) equals the difference between the energies of the two energy states. When the E electron is in any orbit higher than n = 1, the atom is in an excited state.

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Three series of spectral lines of atomic hydrogen.
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The visible spectrum

A tabletop analogy for the H atom’s energy.
= R - 1 l n22 n12 1 E = -2.18x10-18 J n2 DE = Efinal – Einitial = x10-18 J - 1 n2initial n2final

n = 4 energy level. Calculate: the change in energy of the atom and
Problem 7. A hydrogen atom absorbs a photon of UV light and its electron enters the n = 4 energy level. Calculate: the change in energy of the atom and the wavelength (in nm) of the photon. Problem 8. Calculate the wavelength of the light emitted or absorbed when an electron in a hydrogen atom makes each transition and indicate the region of the electromagnetic spectrum (infrared, visible, ultraviolet, etc.) where the light is found. n = 2 → n = 1 n = 4 → n = 2 n = 4 → n = 3 n = 5→ n = 6

Emission vs. Absorption Spectra
Spectra of Mercury

Infrared Spectroscopy

The Wave-Particle Duality of Matter and Energy

The Wave-Particle Duality of Matter and Energy
All matter exhibits properties of both particles and waves. Electrons have wave-like motion and therefore have only certain allowable frequencies and energies. h mu l = m = mass u = speed in m/s Louis de Broglie

Problem 9. The smallest atoms can themselves exhibit quantum mechanical behavior. Calculate the de Broglie wavelength (in pm) of a hydrogen atom traveling 475 m/s. Problem 10. A proton in a linear accelerator has a de Broglie wavelength of 122 pm. What is the speed of the proton?

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
The paradox solver Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle states that it is not possible to know both the position and momentum of a moving particle at the same time. D x∙m D u ≥ h 4p x = position u = speed The more accurately we know the speed, the less accurately we know the position, and vice versa.

Problem 11. An electron moving near an atomic nucleus has a speed 6x106 m/s ± 1%. What is the uncertainty in its position (Dx)? How accurately can an umpire know the position of a baseball (mass = kg) moving at mi/h ± 1.00% (44.7 m/s ± 1.00%)?

The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
Newton’s laws are deterministic Quantum mechanics laws are indeterministic

The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
The Schrödinger wave equation allows us to solve for the energy states associated with a particular atomic orbital. The square of the wave function gives the probability density, a measure of the probability of finding an electron of a particular energy in a particular region of the atom.

Electron probability density in the ground-state H atom.

A radial probability distribution of electrons in hydrogen atom

The Schrödinger wave equation solution
The radial equation The colatitude equation The azimuthal equation Taken from

Where did Quantum Numbers beam from?
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1s, 2s and 3s hydrogen atom orbitals
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The 1s, 2s, and 3s orbitals.

2p and 3p hydrogen atom orbitals
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The 2p orbitals.

3d hydrogen atom orbitals
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The 3d orbitals.

The 3d orbitals.

The 4fxyz orbital, one of the seven 4f orbitals.

Quantum Numbers and Atomic Orbitals
An atomic orbital is specified by three quantum numbers. The principal quantum number (n) is a positive integer. The value of n indicates the relative size of the orbital and therefore its relative distance from the nucleus. The angular momentum quantum number (l) is an integer from 0 to (n -1). The value of l indicates the shape of the orbital. The magnetic quantum number (ml) is an integer with 2 x l +1 values, from –l to +l . The value of ml indicates the spatial orientation of the orbital.

The angular momentum quantum number (l) is an integer from 0 to (n -1)
The angular momentum quantum number (l) is an integer from 0 to (n -1). The value of l indicates the shape of the orbital. L = r x p The magnetic quantum number (ml) is an integer with 2 x l +1 values, from –l to +l . The value of ml indicates the spatial orientation of the orbital.

The Hierarchy of Quantum Numbers for Atomic Orbitals

Energy shells (levels) and subshells (sublevels)
Energetic levels (shells) Energetic sublevel (subshells) Orbitals Main Quantum Number (n) - SHELLS Secondary Quantum Number (l) – SUBSHELLS (l = 0 s subshell; l = 1 p subshell; l = 2 d subshell; l = 3 f subshell) Magnetic Quantum Number (m) – ORBITALS (m = 0 s orbital; m = -1,0,1 p orbitals; m = -2,-1,0,1,2 d orbitals, m = -3,-2,-1,0,1,2 ,3 f orbitals)

Problem 12. What values of the angular momentum (l) and magnetic (ml) quantum numbers are allowed for a principal quantum number (n) of 3? How many orbitals are allowed for n = 3? Problem 13. What are the possible values of l for each value of n? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 Problem 14. What are the possible values of m for each value of l? a. 0 b. 1 c. 2 d. 3 Problem 15. Which set of quantum numbers cannot occur together to specify an orbital? In case the set is plausible, give the name of the atomic orbital n = 2, l = 1, ml = -1 n = 3, l = 2, ml = 0 n = 3, l = 3, ml = 2 n = 4, l = 3, ml = 0