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Presentation for teaching

  • the relationship between wavelength, frequency, and energy of light.
  • the origin of atomic line spectra.
  • how the quantum numbers are used to understand the arrangement of electrons in atoms.
  • the atomic orbitals and their basic shapes.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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SCI.10-12.6.A: Science

understand the experimental design and conclusions used in the development of modern atomic theory, including Dalton's Postulates, Thomson's discovery of electron properties, Rutherford's nuclear atom, and Bohr's nuclear atom;

SCI.10-12.6.B: Science

understand the electromagnetic spectrum and the mathematical relationships between energy, frequency, and wavelength of light;

SCI.10-12.6.C: Science

calculate the wavelength, frequency, and energy of light using Planck's constant and the speed of light;

SCI.9-12.8.B: Science

compare and explain the emission spectra produced by various atoms;
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