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HON CHEMISTRY: Great job on quantum mechanics today! We’ll set it up with electrons tomorrow. Don’t worry, it’s supposed to be a little strange, you’ve never heard of this before, right? We’ll go slow again tomorrow and you’ll get it, I promise!
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The video you showed on Friday made MUCH more sense after today. I think I’m semi-getting it.
Why did the electrons behave differently only when being observed directly as shown in the video from last week?
The light is strong enough to move the electrons and caused them to behave differently.
Let me see if I understand this – You cannot see an electron because in order to see you need light. But if you add light (or energy) to an electron, it goes from the ground state to an excited state and moves away. Right?
As confusing as it sounds, that is correct
What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
After today, all of this makes much more sense. The way you explained it with the apartment was very helpful. Thanks! I was wondering about the highest occupied energy level. For example,in Be, is the highest occupied energy level 2?
Will – Yes! When they say the highest occupied energy level they mean the outermost energy level.
On our research on the smoke detector, is it okay if we do not have a diagram? I’ve searched and search but can’t find one.
Maddie – Hmmmmm….have you tried http://www.howstuffworks.com? Type in smoke detectors and see what you get. Also, if the description that you have in your article is vivid enough that you can draw your own diagram, that will be okay, but having a diagram, one way or another, is very important.
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