The chapter "Structure of Atom" in Class 11 Chemistry is a fundamental chapter that lays the foundation for understanding the nature of atoms, their structure, and properties. This chapter provides a detailed understanding of the various atomic models and theories proposed over the years. Let's have a look at NCERT Solutions of the chapter in this document:
Q2.1: (i) Calculate the number of electrons which will together weigh one gram.
(ii) Calculate the mass and charge of one mole of electrons.
Ans: (i) Mass of one electron = 9.10939 × 10^{–31} kg
Number of electrons that weigh 9.10939 × 10^{–31} kg = 1
Number of electrons that will weigh 1 g = (1 × 10^{–3} kg)
= 0.1098 × 10^{–3 + 31}
= 0.1098 × 10^{28}
= 1.098 × 10^{27}
(ii) Mass of one electron = 9.10939 × 10^{–31} kg
Mass of one mole of electron = (6.022 × 10^{23}) × (9.10939 ×10^{–31} kg)
= 5.48 × 10^{–7} kg
Charge on one electron = 1.6022 × 10^{–19} coulomb
Charge on one mole of electron = (1.6022 × 10^{–19} C) (6.022 × 10^{23})
= 9.65 × 10^{4} C
EduRev Tip: Memorize these values of mass and charge of subatomic particles to improve your understanding of atomic structure.
Q2.2: (i) Calculate the total number of electrons present in one mole of methane.
(ii) Find (a) the total number and (b) the total mass of neutrons in 7 mg of ^{14}C. (Assume that mass of a neutron = 1.675 × 10^{–27} kg).
(iii) Find (a) the total number and (b) the total mass of protons in 34 mg of NH_{3} at STP.
Will the answer change if the temperature and pressure are changed?
Ans:
(i) Number of electrons present in 1 molecule of methane (CH_{4})
{1(6) + 4(1)} = 10
Number of electrons present in 1 mole i.e., 6.023 × 10^{23} molecules of methane
= 6.022 × 10^{23} × 10 = 6.022 × 10^{24}
(ii)
(a) Number of atoms of ^{14}C in 1 mole= 6.023 × 10^{23}
Since 1 atom of ^{14}C contains (14 – 6) i.e., 8 neutrons, the number of neutrons in 14 g of ^{14}C is (6.023 × 10^{23}) ×8.
Or, 14 g of ^{14}C contains (6.022 × 10^{23} × 8) neutrons.
Number of neutrons in 7 mg:
= 2.4092 × 10^{21}
(b) Mass of one neutron = 1.67493 × 10^{–27} kg
Mass of total neutrons in 7 g of ^{14}C
= (2.4092 × 10^{21}) (1.67493 × 10^{–27} kg)
= 4.0352 × 10^{–6} kg
(iii)
(a) 1 mole of NH_{3} = {1(14) + 3(1)} g of NH_{3}
= 17 g of NH_{3}
= 6.022× 10^{23} molecules of NH_{3}
Total number of protons present in 1 molecule of NH_{3}
= {1(7) + 3(1)}
= 10
Number of protons in 6.023 × 10^{23} molecules of NH_{3}
= (6.023 × 10^{23}) (10)
= 6.023 × 10^{24}
⇒ 17 g of NH_{3} contains (6.023 × 10^{24}) protons.
Number of protons in 34 mg of NH_{3}
= 1.2046 × 10^{22}
(b) Mass of one proton = 1.67493 × 10^{–27} kg
Total mass of protons in 34 mg of NH_{3}
= (1.67493 × 10^{–27} kg) (1.2046 × 10^{22})
= 2.0176 × 10^{–5} kg
The number of protons, electrons, and neutrons in an atom is independent of temperature and pressure conditions. Hence, the obtained values will remain unchanged if the temperature and pressure is changed.
Understanding Atomic Symbols
Q2.3: How many neutrons and protons are there in the following nuclei?
, , , ,
Ans:
1. ^{13}_{6}C
Atomic mass = 13
Atomic number = Number of protons = 6
Number of neutrons = (Atomic mass) – (Atomic number)
= 13 – 6 = 7
2.
Atomic mass = 16
Atomic number = 8
Number of protons = 8
Number of neutrons = (Atomic mass) – (Atomic number)
= 16 – 8 = 8
3.
Atomic mass = 24
Atomic number = Number of protons = 12
Number of neutrons = (Atomic mass) – (Atomic number)
= 24 – 12 = 12
4.
Atomic mass = 56
Atomic number = Number of protons = 26
Number of neutrons = (Atomic mass) – (Atomic number)
= 56 – 26 = 30
5.
Atomic mass = 88
Atomic number = Number of protons = 38
Number of neutrons = (Atomic mass) – (Atomic number)
= 88 – 38 = 50
Q2.4: Write the complete symbol for the atom with the given atomic number(Z) & Atomic mass(A).
(i) Z = 17, A = 35
(ii) Z = 92, A = 233
(iii) Z = 4, A = 9
Ans:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
Q2.5: Yellow light emitted from a sodium lamp has a wavelength (λ) of 580 nm. Calculate the frequency (ν) and wave number () of the yellow light.
Ans: From the expression,
We get, …….. (i)
Where,
ν = frequency of yellow light
c = velocity of light in vacuum = 3 × 10^{8} m/s
λ = wavelength of yellow light = 580 nm = 580 × 10^{–9} m
Substituting the values in expression (i):
Thus, frequency of yellow light emitted from the sodium lamp = 5.17 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Wave number of yellow light,
Q2.6: Find energy of each of the photons which
(i) correspond to light of frequency 3× 10^{15 }Hz.
(ii) have wavelength of 0.50 Å.
Ans:
(i) Energy (E) of a photon is given by the expression, E =
Where, h = Planck’s constant = 6.626 × 10^{–34} Js
ν = frequency of light = 3 × 10^{15} Hz
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
E = (6.626 × 10^{–34}) (3 × 10^{15})
E = 1.988 × 10^{–18} J
(ii) Energy (E) of a photon having wavelength (λ) is given by the expression,
h = Planck’s constant = 6.626 × 10^{–34} Js
c = velocity of light in vacuum = 3 × 10^{8} m/s
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
Q2.7: Calculate the wavelength, frequency & wave number of a light wave whose period is 2.0 × 10^{–10}s.
Ans: Frequency (ν) of light
Wavelength (λ) of light
Where, c = velocity of light in vacuum = 3×10^{8} m/s
Substituting the value in the given expression of λ:
Wave number of light
Q2.8: What is the number of photons of light with a wavelength of 4000 pm that provide 1 J of energy?
Ans: Energy (E) of a photon = hν
Energy (E_{n}) of ‘n’ photons = nhν
Where,
λ = wavelength of light = 4000 pm = 4000 ×10^{–12} m
c = velocity of light in vacuum = 3 × 10^{8 }m/s
h = Planck’s constant = 6.626 × 10^{–34} Js
Substituting the values in the given expression of n:
Hence, the number of photons with a wavelength of 4000 pm and energy of 1 J are 2.012 × 10^{16}.
Q2.9: A photon of wavelength 4 × 10^{–7} m strikes on metal surface, the work function of the metal being 2.13 eV. Calculate
(i) the energy of the photon (eV),
(ii) the kinetic energy of the emission, and
(iii) the velocity of the photo electron (1 eV= 1.6020 × 10^{–19} J).
Ans:
(i) Energy (E) of a photon = hν = hc/λ
Where,
h = Planck’s constant = 6.626 × 10^{–34} Js
c = velocity of light in vacuum = 3 × 10^{8 }m/s
λ = wavelength of photon = 4 × 10^{–7} m
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
Hence, the energy of the photon is 4.97 × 10^{–19} J.
(ii) The kinetic energy of emission E_{k} is given by
= (3.1020 – 2.13) eV = 0.9720 eV
Hence, the kinetic energy of emission is 0.97 eV.
(iii) The velocity of a photo electron (ν) can be calculated by the expression,
Where, is the kinetic energy of emission in Joules and ‘m’ is the mass of the photoelectron. Substituting the values in the given expression of v:
v = 5.84 × 10^{5} ms^{–1}
Hence, the velocity of the photoelectron is 5.84 × 10^{5} ms^{–1}.
Q2.10: Electromagnetic radiation of wavelength 242 nm is just sufficient to ionise the sodium atom. Calculate the ionisation energy of sodium in kJ mol^{–1}.
Ans: Energy of sodium (E)
= 4.947 × 10^{5} J mol^{–1}
= 494.7 × 10^{3} J mol^{–1 }= 494 kJ mol^{–1}
Q2.11: A 25 watt bulb emits monochromatic yellow light of wavelength of 0.57μm. Calculate the rate of emission of quanta per second.
Ans: Power of bulb, P = 25 Watt = 25 Js^{–1}
Energy of one photon, E = hν = hc/λ
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
E = 34.87 × 10^{–20} J
Rate of emission of quanta per second
Q2.12: Electrons are emitted with zero velocity from a metal surface when it is exposed to radiation of wavelength 6800 Å. Calculate threshold frequency () and work function (W_{0}) of the metal.
Ans: Threshold wavelength of radian = 6800 × 10^{–10} m
Threshold frequency of the metal
= 4.41 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Thus, the threshold frequency of the metal is 4.41 × 10^{14} s^{–1}.
Hence, work function (W_{0}) of the metal = hν_{0}
= (6.626 × 10^{–34} Js) (4.41 × 10^{14} s^{–1})
= 2.922 × 10^{–19} J
Q2.13: What is the wavelength of light emitted when the electron in a hydrogen atom undergoes transition from an energy level with n = 4 to an energy level with n = 2?
Ans: The n_{i} = 4 to n_{f} = 2 transition will give rise to a spectral line of the Balmer series. The energy involved in the transition is given by the relation,
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
E = – (4.0875 × 10^{–19} J)
The negative sign indicates the energy of emission.
Wavelength of light emitted
Substituting the values in the given expression of λ:
Q2.14: How much energy is required to ionise a H atom if the electron occupies n = 5 orbit? Compare your answer with the ionization enthalpy of H atom (energy required to remove the electron from n = 1 orbit).
Ans: The expression of energy is given by,
Where,
Z = atomic number of the atom
n = principal quantum number
For ionization from n_{1} = 5 to ,
Hence, the energy required for ionization from n = 5 to n = is 8.72 × 10^{–20} J.
Energy required for n_{1} = 1 to n = ,
Hence, less energy is required to ionize an electron in the 5^{th} orbital of hydrogen atom as compared to that in the ground state.
Q2.15: What is the maximum number of emission lines when the excited electron of an H atom in n = 6 drops to the ground state?
Ans: When the excited electron of an H atom in n = 6 drops to the ground state, the following transitions are possible:
Hence, a total number of (5 4 3 2 1) 15 lines will be obtained in the emission spectrum.
The number of spectral lines produced when an electron in the n^{th} level drops down to the ground state is given by n(n1)/2
Given, n = 6
Number of spectral lines = 6(61)/2 = 15.
Q2.16: (i) The energy associated with the first orbit in the hydrogen atom is –2.18 × 10^{–18} J atom^{–1}. What is the energy associated with the fifth orbit?
(ii) Calculate the radius of Bohr’s fifth orbit for hydrogen atom.
Ans: (i) Energy associated with the fifth orbit of hydrogen atom is calculated as:
E_{5} = –8.72 × 10^{–20} J
(ii) Radius of Bohr’s n^{th} orbit for hydrogen atom is given by,
r_{n} = (0.0529 nm) n^{2}
For, n = 5
r_{5} = (0.0529 nm) (5)^{2}
r_{5} = 1.3225 nm
Q2.17: Calculate the wave number for the longest wavelength transition in the Balmer series of atomic hydrogen.
Ans: For the Balmer series, n_{i} = 2. Thus, the expression of wave number is given by,
Wave number is inversely proportional to wavelength of transition. Hence, for the longest wavelength transition, has to be the smallest.
For to be minimum, n_{f} should be minimum. For the Balmer series, a transition from n_{i} = 2 to n_{f} = 3 is allowed. Hence, taking n_{f} = 3, we get:
Q2.18: What is the energy in joules, required to shift the electron of the hydrogen atom from the first Bohr orbit to the fifth Bohr orbit and what is the wavelength of the light emitted when the electron returns to the ground state? The ground state electron energy is –2.18 × 10^{–11} ergs.
Ans: Energy (E) of the n^{th} Bohr orbit of an atom is given by,
Where,
Z = atomic number of the atom
Ground state energy = – 2.18 × 10^{–11} ergs
= –2.18 × 10^{–11} × 10^{–7} J
= – 2.18 × 10^{–18} J
Energy required to shift the electron from n = 1 to n = 5 is given as: ΔE = E_{5} – E_{1}
Q2.19: The electron energy in hydrogen atom is given by E_{n} = (–2.18 × 10^{–18})/n^{2} J. Calculate the energy required to remove an electron completely from the n = 2 orbit. What is the longest wavelength of light in cm that can be used to cause this transition?
Ans: Given,
Energy required for ionization from n = 2 is given by,
ΔE = 0.545 × 10^{–18} J
= 5.45 × 10^{–19} J
Here, λ is the longest wavelength causing the transition.
= 3647 × 10^{–10} m
= 3647 Å
Q2.20: Calculate the wavelength of an electron moving with a velocity of 2.05 × 10^{7} ms^{–1}.
Ans: According to de Broglie’s equation,
Where,
λ = wavelength of moving particle
m = mass of particle
v = velocity of particle
h = Planck’s constant
Substituting the values in the expression of λ:
Hence, the wavelength of the electron moving with a velocity of 2.05 × 10^{7} ms^{–1} is 3.548 × 10^{–11} m.
Q2.21: The mass of an electron is 9.1 × 10^{–31} kg. If its K.E. is 3.0 × 10^{–25} J, calculate its wavelength.
Ans: From De Broglie’s equation,
λ = h/mv
Given,
Kinetic energy (K.E) of the electron = 3.0 × 10^{–25} J
Substituting the value in the expression of λ:
Hence, the wavelength of the electron is 8.9625 × 10^{–7} m.
Q2.22: Which of the following are isoelectronic species i.e., those having the same number of electrons?
Na^{+}^{ }, K^{+}^{ }, Mg^{2+ }, Ca^{2+ }, S^{2–}, Ar
Ans: Isoelectronic species have the same number of electrons.
Number of electrons in sodium (Na^{+}) = 11
Number of electrons in (Na^{+}^{ }) = 10
A positive charge denotes the loss of an electron.
Similarly,
Number of electrons in K^{+}^{ } = 18
Number of electrons in Mg^{2+ } = 10
Number of electrons in Ca^{2+ } = 18
A negative charge denotes the gain of an electron by a species.
Number of electrons in sulphur (S) = 16
∴ Number of electrons in S^{2} = 18
Number of electrons in argon (Ar) = 18
Hence, the following are isoelectronic species:
1) Na^{+} and Mg^{2+ } (10 electrons each)
2) K^{+}^{ }, Ca^{2+ }, S^{2–} and Ar (18 electrons each)
Q2.23: (i) Write the electronic configurations of the following ions:
(a) H^{– }
(b) Na^{+}^{ }
(c) O^{2– }
(d) F^{–}
(ii) What are the atomic numbers of elements whose outermost electrons are represented by:
(a) 3s^{1 }
(b) 2p^{3}
(c) 3p^{5}?
(iii) Which atoms are indicated by the following configurations?
(a) [He] 2s^{1}
(b) [Ne] 3s^{2} 3p^{3}
(c) [Ar] 4s^{2} 3d^{1}.
Ans: (i) (a) H^{–} ion
The electronic configuration of H atom is 1s^{1}.
A negative charge on the species indicates the gain of an electron by it.
∴ Electronic configuration of H^{–} = 1s^{2}
(b) Na^{+}^{ }ion
The electronic configuration of Na atom is 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{1}.
A positive charge on the species indicates the loss of an electron by it.
∴ Electronic configuration of Na^{ } = 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{0} or 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6}
(c) O^{2–} ion
The electronic configuration of 0 atom is 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{4}.
A dinegative charge on the species indicates that two electrons are gained by it.
∴ Electronic configuration of O^{2–} ion = 1s^{2} 2s^{2} p^{6}
(d) F^{–} ion
The electronic configuration of F atom is 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{5}.
A negative charge on the species indicates the gain of an electron by it.
∴ Electron configuration of F^{–} ion = 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6}
(ii) (a) 3s^{1}
Completing the electron configuration of the element as
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{1}.
∴ Number of electrons present in the atom of the element
= 2 + 2 + 6 + 1 = 11
∴ Atomic number of the element = 11
(b) 2p^{3}
Completing the electron configuration of the element as
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{3}.
∴ Number of electrons present in the atom of the element = 2 + 2 + 3 = 7
∴ Atomic number of the element = 7
(c) 3p^{5}
Completing the electron configuration of the element as
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{5}.
∴ Number of electrons present in the atom of the element = 2 + 2 + 5 = 9
∴ Atomic number of the element = 9
(iii) (a) [He] 2s^{1}
The electronic configuration of the element is [He] 2s^{1} = 1s^{2} 2s^{1}.
∴ Atomic number of the element = 3
Hence, the element with the electronic configuration [He] 2s^{1} is lithium (Li).
(b) [Ne] 3s^{2} 3p^{3}
The electronic configuration of the element is [Ne] 3s^{2} 3p^{3}= 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{3}.
∴ Atomic number of the element = 15
Hence, the element with the electronic configuration [Ne] 3s^{2} 3p^{3 }is phosphorus (P).
(c) [Ar] 4s^{2} 3d^{1}
The electronic configuration of the element is [Ar] 4s^{2} 3d^{1}= 1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{6} 4s^{2} 3d^{1}.
∴ Atomic number of the element = 21
Hence, the element with the electronic configuration [Ar] 4s^{2} 3d^{1 }is scandium (Sc).
Q2.24: What is the lowest value of n that allows g orbitals to exist?
Ans: For gorbitals, l = 4.
As for any value ‘n’ of principal quantum number, the Azimuthal quantum number (l) can have a value from zero to (n – 1).
∴ For l = 4, minimum value of n = 5
Q2.25: An electron is in one of the 3d orbitals. Give the possible values of n, l, and m_{l} for this electron.
Ans: For the 3d orbital:
Principal quantum number (n) = 3
Azimuthal quantum number (l) = 2
Magnetic quantum number (m_{l}) = – 2, – 1, 0, 1, 2
Q2.26: An atom of an element contains 29 electrons and 35 neutrons. Deduce
(i) the number of protons and
(ii) the electronic configuration of the element.
Ans: (i) For an atom to be neutral, the number of protons is equal to the number of electrons.
∴ Number of protons in the atom of the given element = 29
(ii) The electronic configuration of the atom is
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{6} 4s^{2} 3d^{10}.
Q2.27: Give the number of electrons in the species, H_{2 }and
Ans:
:
Number of electrons present in hydrogen molecule (H_{2}) = 1 + 1 = 2
∴ Number of electrons in = 2 – 1 = 1
H_{2}:
Number of electrons in H_{2} = 1 + 1 = 2
:
Number of electrons present in oxygen molecule (O_{2}) = 8 + 8 = 16
∴ Number of electrons in = 16 – 1 = 15
Q2.28: (i) An atomic orbital has n = 3. What are the possible values of l and m_{l} ?
(ii) List the quantum numbers (m_{l} and l) of electrons for 3d orbital.
(iii) Which of the following orbitals are possible?
1p, 2s, 2p and 3f
Ans:
(i) n = 3 (Given)
For a given value of n, l can have values from 0 to (n – 1).
∴ For n = 3
l = 0, 1, 2
For a given value of l, m_{l} can have (2l 1) values.
For l = 0, m = 0
l = 1, m = – 1, 0, 1
l = 2, m = – 2, – 1, 0, 1, 2
∴ For n = 3
l = 0, 1, 2
m_{0} = 0
m_{1} = – 1, 0, 1
m_{2} = – 2, – 1, 0, 1, 2
(ii) For 3d orbital, l = 2.
For a given value of l, m_{l}can have (2l 1) values i.e., 5 values.
∴ For l = 2
m_{2} = – 2, – 1, 0, 1, 2
(iii) Among the given orbitals only 2s and 2p are possible. 1p and 3f cannot exist.
For porbital, l = 1.
For a given value of n, l can have values from zero to (n – 1).
∴ For l is equal to 1, the minimum value of n is 2.
Similarly,
For forbital, l = 4.
For l = 4, the minimum value of n is 5.
Hence, 1p and 3f do not exist.
Q2.29: Using s, p, d notations, describe the orbital with the following quantum numbers.
(a) n = 1, l = 0,
(b) n = 3; l =1,
(c) n = 4; l = 2,
(d) n = 4; l =3.
Ans: (a) n = 1, l = 0 (Given)
The orbital is 1s.
(b) For n = 3 and l = 1
The orbital is 3p.
(c) For n = 4 and l = 2
The orbital is 4d.
(d) For n = 4 and l = 3
The orbital is 4f.
Q2.30: Explain, giving reasons, which of the following sets of quantum numbers are not possible.
(a) n = 0, l = 0, m_{l} = 0,
(b) n = 1, l = 0, m_{l} = 0,
(c) n = 1, l = 1, m_{l} = 0,
(d) n = 2, l = 1, m_{l} = 0,
(e) n = 3, l = 3, m_{l} = – 3,
(f) n = 3, l = 1, m_{l} = 0,
Ans:
(a) The given set of quantum numbers is not possible because the value of the principal quantum number (n) cannot be zero.
(b) The given set of quantum numbers is possible.
(c) The given set of quantum numbers is not possible.
For a given value of n, ‘l’ can have values from zero to (n – 1).
For n = 1, l = 0 and not 1.
(d) The given set of quantum numbers is possible.
(e) The given set of quantum numbers is not possible.
For n = 3,
l = 0 to (3 – 1)
l = 0 to 2 i.e., 0, 1, 2
(f) The given set of quantum numbers is possible.
Q2.31: How many electrons in an atom may have the following quantum numbers?
(a) n = 4,
(b) n = 3, l = 0
Ans:
(a) Total number of electrons in an atom for a value of n = 2n^{2}
∴ For n = 4,
Total number of electrons = 2 (4)^{2} = 32
The given element has a fully filled orbital as
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{6} 4s^{2} 3d^{10}.
Hence, all the electrons are paired.
∴ Number of electrons (having n = 4 and ) = 16
(b) n = 3, l = 0 indicates that the electrons are present in the 3s orbital. Therefore, the number of electrons having n = 3 and l = 0 is 2.
Q2.32: Show that the circumference of the Bohr orbit for the hydrogen atom is an integral multiple of the de Broglie wavelength associated with the electron revolving around the orbit.
Ans: Since a hydrogen atom has only one electron, according to Bohr’s postulate, the angular momentum of that electron is given by:
Where, n = 1, 2, 3, …
According to de Broglie’s equation:
Substituting the value of ‘mv’ from expression (2) in expression (1):
Since ‘2πr’ represents the circumference of the Bohr orbit (r), it is proved by equation (3) that the circumference of the Bohr orbit of the hydrogen atom is an integral multiple of de Broglie’s wavelength associated with the electron revolving around the orbit.
Q2.33: What transition in the hydrogen spectrum would have the same wavelength as the Balmer transition n = 4 to n = 2 of He^{ } spectrum?
Ans: For He^{+}^{ }ion, the wave number associated with the Balmer transition, n = 4 to n = 2 is given by:
Where,
n_{1} = 2, n_{2} = 4
Z = atomic number of helium
According to the question, the desired transition for hydrogen will have the same wavelength as that of He^{+}^{ }.
By hit and trail method, the equality given by equation (1) is true only when n_{1} = 1and n_{2} = 2.
∴ The transition for n_{2} = 2 to n = 1 in hydrogen spectrum would have the same wavelength as Balmer transition n = 4 to n = 2 of He^{+}^{ } spectrum.
Q2.34: Calculate the energy required for the process
The ionization energy for the H atom in the ground state is 2.18 ×10^{–18} J atom^{–1}
Ans: Energy associated with hydrogenlike species is given by,
For the given process,
An electron is removed from n = 1 to n = ∞.
∴ The energy required for the process
Q2.35: If the diameter of a carbon atom is 0.15 nm, calculate the number of carbon atoms which can be placed side by side in a straight line across length of scale of length 20 cm long.
Ans: 1 m = 100 cm
1 cm = 10^{–2} m
Length of the scale = 20 cm
= 20 × 10^{–2} m
Diameter of a carbon atom = 0.15 nm
= 0.15 × 10^{–9} m
One carbon atom occupies 0.15 × 10^{–9} m.
∴ Number of carbon atoms that can be placed in a straight line
Q2.36: 2 × 10^{8} atoms of carbon are arranged side by side. Calculate the radius of carbon atom if the length of this arrangement is 2.4 cm.
Ans: Length of the given arrangement = 2.4 cm
Number of carbon atoms present = 2 × 10^{8}
∴ Diameter of carbon atom
Q2.37: The diameter of zinc atom is.Calculate (a) radius of zinc atom in pm and (b) number of atoms present in a length of 1.6 cm if the zinc atoms are arranged side by side lengthwise.
Ans: (a) Radius of zinc atom = diameter/2
(b) Length of the arrangement = 1.6 cm
= 1.6 × 10^{–2} m
Diameter of zinc atom = 2.6 × 10^{–10} m
∴ Number of zinc atoms present in the arrangement
Q2.38: A certain particle carries 2.5 × 10^{–16}C of static electric charge. Calculate the number of electrons present in it.
Ans: Charge on one electron = 1.6022 × 10^{–19 }C
⇒ 1.6022 × 10^{–19}C charge is carried by 1 electron.
∴ Number of electrons carrying a charge of 2.5 × 10^{–16 }C
Q2.39: In Milikan’s experiment, static electric charge on the oil drops has been obtained by shining Xrays. If the static electric charge on the oil drop is –1.282 × 10^{–18}C, calculate the number of electrons present on it.
Ans: Charge on the oil drop = 1.282 ×10^{–18}C
Charge on one electron = 1.6022 × 10^{–19}C
∴Number of electrons present on the oil drop
Q2.40: In Rutherford’s experiment, generally the thin foil of heavy atoms, like gold, platinum etc. have been used to be bombarded by the αparticles. If the thin foil of light atoms like aluminium etc. is used, what difference would be observed from the above results?
Ans: A thin foil of lighter atoms will not give the same results as given with the foil of heavier atoms. Lighter atoms would be able to carry very little positive charge. Hence, they will not cause enough deflection of αparticles (positively charged).
Q2.41: Symbols can be written, whereas symbols are not acceptable. Answer briefly.
Ans: The general convention of representing an element along with its atomic mass (A) and atomic number (Z) is
Hence,is acceptable butis not acceptable.
can be written but cannot be written because the atomic number of an element is constant, but the atomic mass of an element depends upon the relative abundance of its isotopes. Hence, it is necessary to mention the atomic mass of an element
Q2.42: An element with mass number 81 contains 31.7% more neutrons as compared to protons. Assign the atomic symbol.
Ans: Let the number of protons in the element be x.
∴ Number of neutrons in the element
= x + 31.7% of x
= x + 0.317 x
= 1.317 x
According to the question,
Mass number of the element = 81
∴ (Number of protons number of neutrons) = 81
Hence, the number of protons in the element i.e., x is 35.
Since the atomic number of an atom is defined as the number of protons present in its nucleus, the atomic number of the given element is 35.
∴ The atomic symbol of the element is .
Q2.43: An ion with mass number 37 possesses one unit of negative charge. If the ion contains 11.1% more neutrons than the electrons, find the symbol of the ion.
Ans: Let the number of electrons in the ion carrying a negative charge be x.
Then, Number of neutrons present = x + 11.1% of x
= x + 0.111 x
= 1.111 x
Number of electrons in the neutral atom = (x – 1)
(When an ion carries a negative charge, it carries an extra electron)
∴ Number of protons in the neutral atom = x – 1
Given, Mass number of the ion = 37
∴ (x – 1) + 1.111x = 37
2.111x = 38
x = 18
∴The symbol of the ion is
Q2.44: An ion with mass number 56 contains 3 units of positive charge and 30.4% more neutrons than electrons. Assign the symbol to this ion.
Ans: Let the number of electrons present in ion
∴ Number of neutrons in it = x + 30.4% of x = 1.304 x
Since the ion is tripositive,
⇒ Number of electrons in neutral atom = x + 3
∴ Number of protons in neutral atom = x + 3
Given, Mass number of the ion = 56
∴ Number of protons = x + 3 = 23 + 3 = 26
∴ The symbol of the ion
Q2.45: Arrange the following type of radiations in increasing order of frequency:
(a) radiation from microwave oven
(b) amber light from traffic signal
(c) radiation from FM radio
(d) cosmic rays from outer space and
(e) Xrays.
Ans: The increasing order of frequency is as follows:
Radiation from FM radio < amber light < radiation from microwave oven < X rays < cosmic rays
The increasing order of wavelength is as follows:
Cosmic rays < Xrays < radiation from microwave ovens < amber light < radiation of FM radio
Q2.46: Nitrogen laser produces a radiation at a wavelength of 337.1 nm. If the number of photons emitted is 5.6 × 10^{24}, calculate the power of this laser.
Ans: Power of laser = Energy with which it emits photons
Power
Where,
N = number of photons emitted
h = Planck’s constant
c = velocity of radiation
λ = wavelength of radiation
Substituting the values in the given expression of Energy (E):
E = 0.3302 × 10^{7} J
= 3.33 × 10^{6} J
Hence, the power of the laser is 3.33 × 10^{6} J.
Q2.47: Neon gas is generally used in the sign boards. If it emits strongly at 616 nm, calculate
(a) the frequency of emission,
(b) distance traveled by this radiation in 30 s
(c) energy of quantum and
(d) number of quanta present if it produces 2 J of energy.
Ans: Wavelength of radiation emitted = 616 nm
= 616 × 10^{–9} m (Given)
(a) Frequency of emission
Where,
c = velocity of radiation
λ = wavelength of radiation
Substituting the values in the given expression of:
= 4.87 × 10^{8} × 10^{9} × 10^{–3} s^{–1}
ν = 4.87 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Frequency of emission (ν) = 4.87 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
(b) Velocity of radiation, (c) = 3.0 × 10^{8} ms^{–1}
Distance travelled by this radiation in 30 s
= (3.0 × 10^{8} ms^{–1}) (30 s)
= 9.0 × 10^{9} m
(c) Energy of quantum (E) = hν
(6.626 × 10^{–34} Js) (4.87 × 10^{14} s^{–1})
Energy of quantum (E) = 32.27 × 10^{–20} J
(d) Energy of one photon (quantum) = 32.27 × 10^{–20} J
Therefore, 32.27 × 10^{–20} J of energy is present in 1 quantum.
Number of quanta in 2 J of energy
= 6.19 ×10^{18}
= 6.2 ×10^{18}
Q2.48: In astronomical observations, signals observed from the distant stars are generally weak. If the photon detector receives a total of 3.15 × 10^{–18} J from the radiations of 600 nm, calculate the number of photons received by the detector.
Ans: From the expression of energy of one photon (E),
E = hc / λ
Where,
λ = wavelength of radiation
h = Planck’s constant
c = velocity of radiation
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
E
E = 3.313 × 10^{–19} J
Energy of one photon = 3.313 × 10^{–19} J
Number of photons received with 3.15 × 10^{–18} J energy
= 9.5 ≈ 10
Q2.49: Lifetimes of the molecules in the excited states are often measured by using pulsed radiation source of duration nearly in the nano second range. If the radiation source has the duration of 2 ns and the number of photons emitted during the pulse source is 2.5 × 10^{15}, calculate the energy of the source.
Ans: Frequency of radiation (ν),
ν = 5.0 × 10^{8} s^{–1}
Energy (E) of source = Nhν
Where,
N = number of photons emitted
h = Planck’s constant
ν = frequency of radiation
Substituting the values in the given expression of (E):
E = (2.5 × 10^{15}) (6.626 × 10^{–34} Js) (5.0 × 10^{8} s^{–1})
E = 8.282 × 10^{–10} J
Hence, the energy of the source (E) is 8.282 × 10^{–10} J.
Q2.50: The longest wavelength doublet absorption transition is observed at 589 and 589.6 nm. Calculate the frequency of each transition and energy difference between two excited states.
Ans:
For λ_{1} = 589 nm
Frequency of transition
Frequency of transition (ν_{1}) = c / λ_{1 }
= 5.093 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Similarly, for λ_{2} = 589.6 nm
Frequency of transition
Frequency of transition (ν_{2}) = c / λ_{2}_{ }
=5.088 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Energy difference (ΔE) between excited states = E_{1} – E_{2}
Where,
E_{2} = energy associated with λ_{2}
E_{1} = energy associated with λ_{1}
ΔE = hν_{1} – hν_{2}
= h(ν_{1} – ν_{2})
= (6.626 × 10^{–34} Js) (5.093 × 10^{14} – 5.088 × 10^{14})s^{–1}
= (6.626 × 10^{–34} J) (5.0 × 10^{–3} × 10^{14})
ΔE = 3.31 × 10^{–22} J.
Q2.51: The work function for caesium atom is 1.9 eV. Calculate
(a) the threshold wavelength and
(b) the threshold frequency of the radiation. If the caesium element is irradiated with a wavelength 500 nm, calculate the kinetic energy and the velocity of the ejected photoelectron.
Ans: It is given that the work function (W_{0}) for caesium atom is 1.9 eV.
(a) From the expression, , we get:
Where,
λ_{0} = threshold wavelength
h = Planck’s constant
c = velocity of radiation
Substituting the values in the given expression of (λ_{0}):
6.53 × 10^{–7} m
Hence, the threshold wavelength is 653 nm.
(b) From the expression,, we get:
V_{o} = W_{0}/h
Where, ν_{0} = threshold frequency
h = Planck’s constant
Substituting the values in the given expression of ν_{0:}
(1 eV = 1.602 × 10^{–19} J)
ν_{0} = 4.593 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Hence, the threshold frequency of radiation (ν_{0}) is 4.593 × 10^{14} s^{–1}.
(c) According to the question:
Wavelength used in irradiation (λ) = 500 nm
Kinetic energy = h (ν – ν_{0})
= 9.3149 × 10^{–20 }J
Kinetic energy of the ejected photoelectron = 9.3149 × 10^{–20}J
Since K.E
= 4.52 × 10^{5} ms^{–1}
Hence, the velocity of the ejected photoelectron (v) is 4.52 × 10^{5} ms^{–1}.
Q2.52: Following results are observed when sodium metal is irradiated with different wavelengths. Calculate (a) threshold wavelength and, (b) Planck’s constant.
Ans: (a) Assuming the threshold wavelength to be , the kinetic energy of the radiation is given as:
Three different equalities can be formed by the given value as:
Similarly,
Dividing equation (3) by equation (1):
Threshold wavelength = 540 nm
Note: part (b) of the question is not done due to the incorrect values of velocity given in the question.
Q2.53: The ejection of the photoelectron from the silver metal in the photoelectric effect experiment can be stopped by applying the voltage of 0.35 V when the radiation 256.7 nm is used. Calculate the work function for silver metal.
Ans: From the principle of conservation of energy, the energy of an incident photon (E) is equal to the sum of the work function (W_{0}) of radiation and its kinetic energy (K.E) i.e.,
E = W_{0} K.E
⇒ W_{0} = E – K.E
Energy of incident photon (E)
Where,
c = velocity of radiation
h = Planck’s constant
λ = wavelength of radiation
Substituting the values in the given expression of E:
E = 4.83 eV
The potential applied to silver metal changes to kinetic energy (K.E) of the photoelectron. Hence,
K.E = 0.35 V
K.E= 0.35 eV
Work function, W_{0} = E – K.E
= 4.83 eV – 0.35 eV
= 4.48 eV
Q2.54: If the photon of the wavelength 150 pm strikes an atom and one of its inner bound electrons is ejected out with a velocity of 1.5 × 10^{7} ms^{–1}, calculate the energy with which it is bound to the nucleus.
Ans. Energy of incident photon (E) is given by,
E = hc / λ
Energy of the electron ejected (K.E)
= 10.2480 × 10^{–17 }J = 1.025 × 10^{–16}J
Hence, the energy with which the electron is bound to the nucleus can be obtained as:
E – K.E = 13.252 × 10^{–16} J – 1.025 × 10^{–16} J
= 12.227 × 10^{–16} J
Q2.55: Emission transitions in the Paschen series end at orbit n = 3 and start from orbit n and can be represented as v = 3.29 × 10^{15} (Hz) [1/3^{2} – 1/n^{2}] . Calculate the value of n if the transition is observed at 1285 nm. Find the region of the spectrum.
Ans: Wavelength of transition = 1285 nm
= 1285 × 10^{–9} m (Given)
(Given)
Since v = c/λ
ν = 2.33 × 10^{14} s^{–1}
Substituting the value of ν in the given expression,
n = 4.98 ≈ 5
Hence, for the transition to be observed at 1285 nm, n = 5.
The spectrum lies in the infrared region.
Q2.56: Calculate the wavelength for the emission transition if it starts from the orbit having radius 1.3225 nm & ends at 211.6 pm. Name the series to which this transition belongs & the region of the spectrum.
Ans: The radius of the n^{th} orbit of hydrogenlike particles is given by,
For radius (r_{1}) = 1.3225 nm
= 1.32225 × 10^{–9} m
= 1322.25 × 10^{–12} m
= 1322.25 pm
Thus, the transition is from the 5^{th} orbit to the 2^{nd} orbit. It belongs to the Balmer series.
Wave number for the transition is given by,
1.097 × 10^{7} m^{–1}
= 2.303 × 10^{6} m^{–1}
Wavelength (λ) associated with the emission transition is given by,
= 0.434 ×10^{–6} m
λ = 434 nm
Q2.57: Dual behaviour of matter proposed by de Broglie led to the discovery of electron microscope often used for the highly magnified images of biological molecules & other type of material. If the velocity of the electron in this microscope is 1.6×10^{6} ms^{–1}, calculate de Broglie wavelength associated with this electron.
Ans: From de Broglie’s equation,
= 4.55 × 10^{–10} m = 455 pm
de Broglie’s wavelength associated with the electron is 455 pm.
Q2.58: Similar to electron diffraction, neutron diffraction microscope is also used for the determination of the structure of molecules. If the wavelength used here is 800 pm, calculate the characteristic velocity associated with the neutron.
Ans: From de Broglie’s equation,
Where,
v = velocity of particle (neutron)
h = Planck’s constant
m = mass of particle (neutron)
λ = wavelength
Substituting the values in the expression of velocity (v),
= 4.94 × 10^{2} ms^{–1}
v = 494 ms^{–1}
Velocity associated with the neutron = 494 ms^{–1}
Q2.59: If the velocity of the electron in Bohr’s first orbit is 2.19 × 10^{6} ms^{–1}, calculate the de Broglie wavelength associated with it.
Ans: According to de Broglie’s equation,
Where,
λ = wavelength associated with the electron
h = Planck’s constant
m = mass of electron
v = velocity of electron
Substituting the values in the expression of λ:
λ = 332 pm
Wavelength associated with the electron = 332 pm
Q2.60: The velocity associated with a proton moving in a potential difference of 1000 V is 4.37 × 10^{5} ms^{–1}. If the hockey ball of mass 0.1 kg is moving with this velocity, calculate the wavelength associated with this velocity.
Ans: According to De Broglie’s expression,
λ = h/mv
Substituting the values in the expression,
Q2.61: If the position of the electron is measured within an accuracy of 0.002 nm, calculate the uncertainty in the momentum of the electron. Suppose the momentum of the electron is h/4π_{m} × 0.05 nm, is there any problem in defining this value.
Ans: From Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle,
Where,
Δx = uncertainty in position of the electron
Δp = uncertainty in momentum of the electron
Substituting the values in the expression of Δp:
= 2.637 × 10^{–23} Jsm^{–1}
Δp = 2.637 × 10^{–23} kgms^{–1} (1 J = 1 kgms^{2}s^{–1})
Uncertainty in the momentum of the electron = 2.637 × 10^{–23} kgms^{–1}.
Actual momentum =
= 1.055 × 10^{–24} kgms^{–1}
Since the magnitude of the actual momentum is smaller than the uncertainty, the value cannot be defined.
Q2.62: The quantum numbers of six electrons are given below. Arrange them in order of increasing energies. If any of these combination(s) has/have the same energy lists:
1. n = 4, l = 2, m_{l} = –2 , m_{s} = –1/2
2. n = 3, l = 2, m_{l}= 1 , m_{s} = 1/2
3. n = 4, l = 1, m_{l} = 0 , m_{s} = 1/2
4. n = 3, l = 2, m_{l} = –2 , m_{s} = –1/2
5. n = 3, l = 1, m_{l} = –1 , m_{s}= 1/2
6. n = 4, l = 1, m_{l} = 0 , m_{s} = 1/2
Ans: For n = 4 and l = 2, the orbital occupied is 4d.
For n = 3 and l = 2, the orbital occupied is 3d.
For n = 4 and l = 1, the orbital occupied is 4p.
Hence, the six electrons i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are present in the 4d, 3d, 4p, 3d, 3p, and 4p orbitals respectively.
Therefore, the increasing order of energies is 5(3p) < 2(3d) = 4(3d) < 3(4p) = 6(4p) < 1 (4d).
Q2.63: The bromine atom possesses 35 electrons.It contains 6 electrons in 2p orbital,6 electrons in 3p orbital & 5 electrons in 4p orbital. Which of these electron experiences the lowest effective nuclear charge?
Ans: Nuclear charge experienced by an electron (present in a multielectron atom) is dependant upon the distance between the nucleus and the orbital, in which the electron is present. As the distance increases, the effective nuclear charge also decreases.
Among porbitals, 4p orbitals are farthest from the nucleus of bromine atom with ( 35) charge. Hence, the electrons in the 4p orbital will experience the lowest effective nuclear charge. These electrons are shielded by electrons present in the 2p and 3p orbitals along with the sorbitals. Therefore, they will experience the lowest nuclear charge.
Q2.64: Among the following pairs of orbitals which orbital will experience the larger effective nuclear charge?
(i) 2s and 3s,
(ii) 4d and 4f,
(iii) 3d and 3p
Ans: Nuclear charge is defined as the net positive charge experienced by an electron in the orbital of a multielectron atom. The closer the orbital, the greater is the nuclear charge experienced by the electron (s) in it.
(i) The electron(s) present in the 2s orbital will experience greater nuclear charge (being closer to the nucleus) than the electron(s) in the 3s orbital.
(ii) 4d will experience greater nuclear charge than 4f since 4d is closer to the nucleus.
(iii) 3p will experience greater nuclear charge since it is closer to the nucleus than 3f.
Q2.65: The unpaired electrons in Al and Si are present in 3p orbital. Which electrons will experience more effective nuclear charge from the nucleus?
Ans: Nuclear charge is defined as the net positive charge experienced by an electron in a multielectron atom.The higher the atomic number,the higher is the nuclear charge. Silicon has 14 protons while aluminium has 13 protons. Hence, silicon has a larger nuclear charge of ( 14) than aluminium, which has a nuclear charge of ( 13) Thus, the electrons in the 3p orbital of silicon will experience a more effective nuclear charge than aluminium.
Q2.66: Indicate the number of unpaired electrons in:
(a) P,
(b) Si,
(c) Cr,
(d) Fe
(e) Kr.
Ans: (a) Phosphorus (P):
Atomic number = 15
The electronic configuration of P is:
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{3}
The orbital picture of P can be represented as:
From the orbital picture, phosphorus has three unpaired electrons.
(b) Silicon (Si):
Atomic number = 14
The electronic configuration of Si is:
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{2}
The orbital picture of Si can be represented as:
From the orbital picture, silicon has two unpaired electrons.
(c) Chromium (Cr):
Atomic number = 24
The electronic configuration of Cr is:
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{6 }4s^{1} 3d^{5}
The orbital picture of chromium is:
From the orbital picture, chromium has six unpaired electrons.
(d) Iron (Fe):
Atomic number = 26
The electronic configuration is:
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{6 }4s^{2 }3d^{6}
The orbital picture of chromium is:
From the orbital picture, iron has four unpaired electrons.
(e) Krypton (Kr):
Atomic number = 36
The electronic configuration is:
1s^{2} 2s^{2} 2p^{6} 3s^{2} 3p^{6 }4s^{2 }3d^{10} 4p^{6}
The orbital picture of krypton is:
Since all orbitals are fully occupied, there are no unpaired electrons in krypton.
Q2.67: (a) How many subshells are associated with n = 4?
(b) How many electrons will be present in the subshells having m_{s} value of –1/2 for n = 4?
Ans: (a) n = 4 (Given)
For a given value of ‘n’, ‘l’ can have values from zero to (n – 1).
∴ l = 0, 1, 2, 3
Thus, four subshells are associated with n = 4, which are s, p, d and f.
(b) Number of orbitals in the n^{th} shell = n^{2}
For n = 4
Number of orbitals = 16
If each orbital is taken fully, then it will have 1 electron with m_{s} value of  ½.
∴ Number of electrons with m_{s} value of ( ½ ) is 16.
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