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Physics Core/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 28: 7-12 Assignment

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Physics 28: 7-12 Electron Structure and the Periodic Table


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 28: 7-12.

Study Points

Key Equations

Cutoff wavelength λ 0   =   hc eV λ0: Cutoff wavelength
h: Planck constant
eV = ΔKE = hf0

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Electron Configurations of the Elements

Study Activity

Read about how to describe the electrons and their orbitals for elements at the Periodic Table interactive site.

Then click on "Play Now" and build the four elements suggested with the correct ground level electron configurations. How does the Pauli exclusion principle affect your choice of orbitals to use?

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!