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by Gurkamal Dhaliwal 3A
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Octet Exceptions
Topic: Hypervalent Compounds
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Hypervalent Compounds

According to the sixth edition textbook, the number of atoms allowed beyond the octet rule is determined by the size of the atom. Is the textbook referring to the atomic radius as a measure of size? Also, how can this maximum number be determined?
by Gurkamal Dhaliwal 3A
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: DeBroglie Equation
Topic: Determining whether or not there are wavelike properties
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Determining whether or not there are wavelike properties

I disagree that the smallest detectable wavelength is x 10^-15. According to the notes on the page before that worked example (page 11 in the 2015 course reader), the wavelength of an electron in an atom is x 10^-12. Since electrons do create diffraction patterns, I believe that this is the smallest...
by Gurkamal Dhaliwal 3A
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Photoelectric Effect
Topic: Clarificaton on Equation for Energy Emitted
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Clarificaton on Equation for Energy Emitted

From what I understand, the Rydberg equation uses the negative sign in all calculations. This is because, when an electron undergoes a transition from a higher energy level to a lower one, the energy is emitted as a photon and, in order to find the energy of that photon/emission, we must subtract th...

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