Ch 5: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms

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The Electrons in Atoms chapter of this Glencoe Chemistry - Matter and Change companion course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons of electron configurations and wave-particle duality. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Electrons in Atoms textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe Chemistry's Electrons in Atoms chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the electron configuration topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Sources of electromagnetic waves
  • Wave parameters
  • The Bohr model, atomic spectra and creation of light
  • Wave-particle duality
  • Lewis structures of atoms
  • Electron configurations
  • The octet rule
  • Lewis structures

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6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms
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Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

1. Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

In this lesson, learn the basics of electromagnetic waves and how they make up the electromagnetic spectrum. We will explore the major trends and categories within the spectrum, as well as the various sources of electromagnetic waves.

Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed

2. Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed

How do we measure and describe waves? How do waves differ based upon their shapes? This lesson will guide you through the five wave parameters - period, frequency, amplitude, wavelength, and speed - that we use to characterize waves.

The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra

3. The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra

Do you ever wonder where light comes from or how it is produced? In this lesson, we are going to use our knowledge of the electron configurations and quantum numbers to see what goes on during the creation of light.

Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

4. Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples

Is light a particle with mass and substance? Or, is it just a wave traveling through space? Most scientists say light is both a particle and a wave! Find out how they came to this strange conclusion as we learn about the theory of wave-particle duality.

Electron Configurations in Atomic Energy Levels

5. Electron Configurations in Atomic Energy Levels

This lesson will explain what the electrons are doing inside the atom. Tune in to find out how we specify where they are located and how this location description will help us predict an element's properties.

The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

6. The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

Learn the octet rule and how it applies to electron energy levels. Identify valence electrons and learn how to determine them by looking at the periodic table. Also, discover how they pertain to the octet rule. Learn how to draw the Lewis diagram of an atom, and understand how it provides clues to chemical bonding.

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