What is Quantum Chemistry?


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What is the field of chemistry that tries to rationalize and explain the behavior of small, subatomic particles, namely electrons?

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1. Which subatomic particle has a +1 charge and is located inside the nucleus of the atom?

2. What is the name of the scientist who discovered the electron in 1897?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Through the use of this quiz and worksheet, you can review quantum chemistry. Questions focus on a subatomic particle with a +1 charge and a scientist responsible for the idea that we cannot know the exact location of an electron.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz helps you understand how well you know about the topics mentioned here:

  • The scientist who discovered the electron
  • A subatomic particle with a neutral charge
  • The name of the scientist who theorized that an electron can never be exactly located
  • The term for the subatomic particle with a +1 charge

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the topics studied in quantum chemistry
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can provide names for some subatomic particles
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about scientists who studied quantum chemistry

Additional Learning

For more in the field, go to the lesson titled What is Quantum Chemistry? With this lesson open, you can check out the other topics mentioned in this list:

  • The relative size of a single electron
  • Discovering neutrons
  • Electron interaction with the nucleus