5 The Electron



  • Energy levels
  • s, p, d, and f orbitals
  • Valence electrons
  • Stable ions
  • Describe that spectral lines are the result of transitions of electrons between energy levels.
  • Describe the relationship between wavelength, frequency, and energy.
  • Use Planck's constant to solve for energy or frequency.

Academic Standards

C.1.32  Describe the possible subatomic particles within an atom or ion.  Identify the location, charge, and mass of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

C.1.33Use the element's location in the Periodic Table to determine its number of valence electrons, and predict what stable ion or ions and element is likely to form in reacting with other specified elements.
  • Determine electron configuration by position on periodic table.
  • Construct Lewis-dot structures for elements using the periodic table.
C.2.6  Explain that the application of the laws of quantum mechanics to chemistry by Linus Pauling and others made possible an understanding of chemical reactions on the atomic level.


  1. The Nature of Light
  2. Atomic Emission Spectra
    • Line Spectra and the Bohr Model Notes
    • Flame Test Lab
    • Spectroscopy Lab

  3. Quantum Mechanics
  4. Quantum Mechanical Model
  5. Electron Configurations

Recent Files

  • The Electron Review KEY.pdf   436k - Oct 21, 2008, 5:47 AM by Jeremy Horner (v3)
    ‎Electron Review Answer Key‎
  • Electron Configurations.pdf   223k - Oct 16, 2008, 8:02 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Assignment on long- and shorthand electron configurations using the periodic table.‎
  • Electron Configuration Notes.pdf   360k - Oct 16, 2008, 8:02 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Notes for electron configuration and shorthand notation‎
  • The Electron Review.pdf   303k - Oct 16, 2008, 8:03 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Review for chapter 5.‎
  • Orbital Notation.pdf   162k - Oct 14, 2008, 4:32 AM by Jeremy Horner (v2)
    ‎Orbital notation worksheet (simple electron configurations)‎
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Periodic Videos University of Nottingham element videos (the site I showed in class) 
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