Following your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
  • discuss how experimental results led to Rutherford's atomic model
  • familiarize yourself with the assumptions Rutherford made in his scattering experiments
  • know the relationship between the impact parameter b and the scattering angle Theta
  • write down Rutherford's scattering equation and the four predictions it makes
  • summarize the general assumptions of Bohr's model
  • derive the equation for rn starting with the pricipal quantum number, n
  • interpret and create energy level diagrams
  • explain in your own words the correspondence principle
  • derive the equivalence of Bohr and classical frequencies
  • talk about the limitations of the Bohr model
  • state the definition for ground state
  • explain how the Franck-Hertz Experiment proved the quantization of atomic electron energy level