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Ch 5: Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms

About This Chapter

The Electrons in Atoms chapter of this Prentice Hall Chemistry Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with electrons in atoms. 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 Prentice Hall's Electrons in Atoms chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the electron topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the chemistry topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • The Bohr model
  • Atomic spectra
  • Quantum mechanical model
  • The seven main electromagnetic spectrum regions
  • Predicting molecular shape with orbital hybridization and valence bond theory
  • Electron configurations in atomic energy levels

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7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 5: Electrons in Atoms
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The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra

1. 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.

The Quantum Mechanical Model: Definition & Overview

2. The Quantum Mechanical Model: Definition & Overview

Discover the quantum mechanical model of the atom and determine the way in which it is different from the orbital model. Learn about the quantum mechanical properties of electrons, then take a quiz to test what you know.

Using Orbital Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape

3. Using Orbital Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape

You'll learn how to explain how shapes of molecules can be predicted using valence bond theory and hybridization. When finished, you'll understand the difference between sigma and pi bonds and how the VSEPR theory, along with the hybridization theory, helps predict the shape of a molecule.

Electron Configurations in Atomic Energy Levels

4. 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 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

5. The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

This lesson will walk you through each of the major regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Explore the unique characteristics of X-rays, microwaves, radio waves, UV rays, infrared, gamma rays, and of course, visible light.

Calculating Formal Charge: Definition & Formula

6. Calculating Formal Charge: Definition & Formula

It is important to know what the valence electron contribution is from each atom in a molecule. In order to determine this, we calculate the formal charge of the atoms. In this lesson, we will discuss how to determine formal charge.

Ground State Electron Configuration: Definition & Example

7. Ground State Electron Configuration: Definition & Example

The atom's electron structure is very important because it tells us about an atom's reactivity, and physical properties as well. In this lesson, we will cover the ground state electron configuration, which determines the electron's structure.

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