|wavelength||the distance between identical points on successive waves|
|amplitude||the vertical distance from the midline of a wave to the peak or trough|
|frequency||the number of waves that pass through a particular point in 1 second|
|electromagnetic radiation||the emission and transmission of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves|
|quantum||the smallest quantity of energy that can be emitted in the form of electromagnetic radiation|
|photoelectric effect||the movement of electrons as a result of light|
|particle nature||this nature is discontinuous|
|wave nature||this nature is continuous|
|continuous spectrum||contains all wavelengths of visible light; the colors mesh with the next color|
|line spectrum||spectrum of an atom is discontinuous; this one contains only specific wavelengths of visible light that are characteristics of the species producing them|
|Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle|| It is impossible to determine accurately both the momentum and the position of an electron simultaneously. |
Electrons are not in orbit around the nucleus in the true sense of the word.
Electrons only have a probability of being located within a specified region of space.