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11 Cards in this Set

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form of energy that has wavelike behavior as it travels through space
electromagnetic radiation
all the forms of electromagnetic radiation
electromagnetic spectrum
distance between corresponding waves
number of waves that pass a given point in a specific time (usually a second)
a quantum of energy is the minimuum quantity of energy that can be lost or gained by an atom
a particle of electromagnetic radiation having zero mass and carrying a quantum of energy
the lowest energy state of an atom
ground state
a state in which an atom has a higher potential energy than it has in its ground state
excited state
the electrons are in the nucleus near the protons
Thomson model (Plum-pudding model)
the electrons are far outside of a nucleus which consists of protons and neutrons
Rutherford's model
the electrons orbit the nucleus in specific energy levels that en circle the nucleus
Bohr's model