Ch 5: Virginia SOL - Chemistry: Historical & Quantum Models

About This Chapter

You can study up on the subject of historical and quantum models in chemistry with these text and video lessons. Each lesson will go over a topic you will need to know for the Virginia SOL Chemistry Exam.

Virginia SOL Chemistry: Historical & Quantum Models- Chapter Summary

Prepare for the Virginia SOL Exam on Chemistry by using these short lessons to learn about the subject of historical and quantum models. The lessons will provide comprehensive overviews of different topics relevant to this subject that you might be assessed on in the exam. Some of the points you'll learn about in the lessons are:

  • The atomic model and theory of Leucippus
  • The biography and atomic theory of John Dalton
  • The biography and atomic theory of J.J. Thomson
  • The Rutherford Model of the atom
  • The biography and atomic theory of Robert Millikan
  • The Bohr Model
  • The Quantum Mechanical Model

You can test your knowledge of these topics by going through the practice quiz questions also provided in the chapter. If you can accurately answer these questions, you'll have a much better chance of doing well on the actual Virginia SOL Exam!

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Virginia SOL - Chemistry: Historical & Quantum Models
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leucippus' Atomic Theory & Model

1. Leucippus' Atomic Theory & Model

Centuries before scientists confirmed that all matter is composed of atoms, the ancient Greek philosopher Leucippus hypothesized that the physical universe is composed of atom-like particles. After watching the video, try your hand at the quiz questions.

Who Was John Dalton? - Biography, Atomic Theory & Discovery

2. Who Was John Dalton? - Biography, Atomic Theory & Discovery

In this lesson, we will learn about John Dalton. We will learn about his life and how important learning and discovery was to him. We will also learn about his atomic theory and how it is important today.

J.J. Thomson: Biography, Facts & Atomic Theory

3. J.J. Thomson: Biography, Facts & Atomic Theory

J.J. Thomson's theories, models, and discoveries relating to electrons and the atomic model of the atom impact our understanding of chemistry today. Below we will explore his life, his discoveries, and his model of the atom.

Rutherford Model of the Atom: Definition & Diagram

4. Rutherford Model of the Atom: Definition & Diagram

Though it is no longer the most accurate representation of an atom, at the time Rutherford's model was revolutionary. Learn about the development of the model of the atom and how it changed throughout history, then assess your knowledge with a quiz.

Robert Millikan: Biography, Atomic Theory & Oil Drop Experiment

5. Robert Millikan: Biography, Atomic Theory & Oil Drop Experiment

Learn about the life and achievements of American physicist Robert Millikan. His oil drop experiment helped to quantify the charge of an electron, which contributed greatly to our understanding of the structure of the atom and atomic theory.

Bohr Model: Definition & Equation

6. Bohr Model: Definition & Equation

Explore the problem of the Saturnian atomic model, how the Bohr equation addresses this problem using the hydrogen atom, and what current theory has taken from the Bohr model to refine and improve on it.

The Quantum Mechanical Model: Definition & Overview

7. 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.

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