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Physical Science, 5/e
Bill Tillery, Arizona State University
Chapter 9 Multiple Choice Quiz 1
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Which of the following cannot be broken down to anything simpler?
Elements combine in fixed mass ratios to form compounds. This must mean that elements
are made up of continuous matter without subunits.
are composed of discrete units called atoms.
have unambiguous atomic numbers.
are always chemically active.
The first part of an atom to be discovered was the
The electron was discovered through experiments with
The nucleus was discovered through experiments with
The planetary model of an atom, with the nucleus playing the role of the Sun and the electrons playing the role of planets, is unacceptable because
the electrical attraction between a proton and an electron is too weak.
an electron is accelerating and would lose energy.
the nuclear attraction between a proton and an electron is too strong.
none of these because the planetary model is acceptable.
Most of the volume of an atom is occupied by
The atomic number of an atom identifies the number of
The Bohr model of the atom was able to explain the Balmer series because
larger orbits required electrons to have more negative energy in order to match the angular momentum.
differences between the energy levels of the orbits matched the difference between energy levels of the line spectra.
electrons were allowed to exist only in allowed orbits and nowhere else.
none of the above
The idea of matter waves, as reasoned by de Broglie, describes a wavelike behavior of any
particle, moving or not.
particle that is moving.
charged particle that is moving.
particle that is stationary.
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