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Principles of Chemistry Chapter 6

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Chapter 6: The Periodic Table & Atomic Structure Section 6.2: The Electromagnetic Spectrum Monday, September 15, 2014 3:06 PM Visible Light - portion of electromagnetic spectrum that we can see, typically with wavelengths between 400 / 700 nanometers ? Electromagnetic Spectrum - various forms of light, consisting of oscillating electric and magnetic fields ? ? ? The Wave Nature of Light ? Wavelength - distance between corresponding points on a wave Amplitude - height of the wave from equilibrium position Frequency - number of cycles of a wave passing a certain point per second (measured in Hz) **note: amplitude corresponds with brightness, wavelength and frequency correspond with color ? Speed of light ( c ) : c = lamda x v = wavelength x frequency ? The Particulate Nature of Light

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