What is a Wave-Mechanical Model?


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An atom may have as many as _____ primary energy levels (shells).

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1. Which of these is a correct description of an atom?

2. According to the wave-mechanical model, an f sub-shell can contain up to _____ electron(s).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This engaging quiz and worksheet can help you assess your comprehension of the wave-mechanical model. Our multiple-choice questions will test you on how many primary energy levels there are in an atom, why the wave-mechanical model was created and the characteristics of atoms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to check how well you can:

  • Explain how many primary energy levels an atom may have
  • Identify correct statements about atoms
  • Detail how many electrons an f sub-shell can contain, according to this model
  • Solve example problems about primary energy levels
  • Describe why the wave-mechanical model was proposed

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about atoms
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about primary energy levels in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson, like the number of electrons in an f sub-shell
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the wave-mechanical model was designed

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study more about this topic, take a look at our informative lesson called What is a Wave-Mechanical Model?. This handy lesson is designed to help you:

  • Explain what the wave-mechanical model proposes
  • Define 'orbital'
  • Describe what electron notation tells you
  • Review the assumptions that scientists must make about atom structure