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Quantum Theory Review Questions

1. When an electron moves from a lower to a higher energy level, the electron _____.

A) always doubles its energy

B) absorbs a continuously variable amount of energy
C) absorbs a quantum of energy
D) moves closer to the nucleus

2. The 3p atomic orbital has the shape of _____.

A) a sphere B) a dumbbell C) a bar D) two perpendicular dumbbells E) an egg

3. What is the maximum number of orbitals in the p sublevel?

A) 2 B) 3 C) 4 D) 5 E) 6

4. Which of the following energy levels has the lowest energy?

A) 3d B) 4s C) 4p D) 4f

5. What is the next atomic orbital in the series 1s, 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p according to energy levels?
A) 2d B) 2f C) 3d D) 3f E) 4s

6. The quanta of light are called _____.

A) charms B) excitons C) muons D) photons E) solitons

7. What types of atomic orbitals are in the third principal energy level?
A) s and p only B) p and d only C) s, p, and d only D) p, d, and f only E) s, p, d, and f

8. In a neon light, when is the light given off?

A) when electrons return to their normal atomic orbital
B) when electrons absorb electrical energy
C) when protons move
D) when atoms collide

9. If three electrons are available to fill three empty 2p atomic orbitals, how will the electrons
be distributed in the three orbitals?
A) one electron in each orbital C) three in one orbital, none in the other two
B) two electrons in one orbital, one in another, none in the third D) any of the above

10. The lowest energy state of an atom is called the _____.

A) excited state B) ground state C) independent state D) dependent state

11. Who predicted that energy can behave as particles as well as waves?
A) Niels Bohr B) Albert Einstein C) Erwin Schrodinger D) Max Planck E) Louis de
12. Who predicted that all matter can behave as waves as well as particles?
A) Niels Bohr B) Albert Einstein C) Erwin Schrodinger D) Max Planck E) Louis de

13. Who developed the uncertainty principle?

A) Albert Einstein B) Niels Bohr C) Werner Heisenberg D) Erwin Schrodinger
E) Louis de Broglie

14. According to the uncertainty principle, if the position of a moving particle is known, what
other quantity cannot be known?
A) mass B) temperature C) charge D) spin E) velocity ( momentum )

15. Who developed equations that described the electron as a wave and thus treated the atom as a
mathematical model?

16. Give the complete electron configurations for each of the following:
a) strontium b) tungsten c) nickel

A) How many electrons can occupy an f sublevel
B) How many electrons can occupy energy level 3
C) How many orbitals exist in energy level 3
D) What is the maximum number of electrons per orbital
E) How many unpaired electrons are there in a phosphorous atom?

18. Complete the following textbook questions:

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