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Postby joannehaddad » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:10 pm

Can someone explain what quantum really means? Like how do "quanta" related to what we're learning?

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Re: Quanta

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:13 pm

quantum is the singular form of quanta. Quanta is used to imply that there is minimum amount of any physical entity, like how photon energy is quantized to E = hv

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Re: Quanta

Postby Elizabeth Parker 1K » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:14 pm

Quanta are just the small packets of energy. They are the discrete packets that Lavelle talked about in class.

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Re: Quanta

Postby MariaJohn1D » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:27 pm

Quanta is a small packet of energy such as a photon.

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Re: Quanta

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:32 pm

Quanta refers to distinct packets of energy. Light has to reach a certain threshold energy to change energy levels, or, in other words, light isn't continuously changing.

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Re: Quanta

Postby Jack Martinyan 1L » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:45 pm

Electrons exist on specific energy levels and cannot exist in between them. When an electron moves to another energy level, it must release or absorb very specific amounts of energy. This is what quantized means: the amount of energy absorbed or released can only be specific quantities called quanta

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