Chemistry Formula for Atomic Structure Part 2

Chemistry Formulas for Atomic Structure

Chemistry Formulas from Bohr’s Model of Atom

·         Angular momentum of electron in nth orbit

Where, m = Mass of the electron,
            v = velocity of electron,
            r = radius of the orbit,
            h = Planck’s constant,
            n = no. of orbit in which electron is present,

·         Energy of electron in nth orbit

           Where, Z = Atomic No. of Electron,

·         Energy absorbed or released in an electron jump ( E)


·         Radius of orbits of hydrogen like species

         For hydrogen atom Z = 1, for first orbit n = 1,
         On substituting values of the constants
         h = 6.62x10-27erg sec,
         m = 9.1x10-28g,
         e = 4.8x10-10
     we get,
    r = 0.529 Å
So, radius of first orbit of hydrogen atom is 0.529 Å.

·         Radius of nth orbits of hydrogen like species

rn = 0.529n2/Z Å

·         Velocity of electron in nth orbit

      On substituting values of the constants
      We get,

·         No. of revolution per second made by an electron around the nucleus of atom

·         Energy of electron in nth orbit (En)

        On substituting values of the constants
        We get,          
         In general,

·         Energy of electron in a Hydrogen Atom in different energy levels

Energy Level
E (Joules/atom)
E (eV/atom)
E (kcal/mol)

·         Frequency or wave length of emitted radiation

            Where, λ = wavelength of emitted radiations
                        R = Rydberg constant for Hydrogen atom

·         Number of spectral lines produced when an electron drops from nth level to ground level


Chemistry Formulas from Photoelectric Effect

·         Planck’s Relationship,

E = hv

·         Total energy,

Total Energy = (mv2/2) + w
Where, w = energy required to remove the electron.

Chemistry Formulas from Wave Mechanical Concept of Atom

·         De Broglie’s Equation,

          Where, m = mass of particle,
                        v = velocity of the particle,
                        h = Planck’s Constant,

Chemistry Formulas from Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

·        Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle,

           Where,   = uncertainty in the position of the particle,
                        = uncertainty in the momentum of the particle,

Chemistry Formulas from Quantum Numbers

·         Principle Quantum Number (n),

Maximum no. of electrons in n principle quantum number = 2n2

·         Azimuthal Quantum Number (l),

For the given value of principle quantum number (n), azimuthal quantum number (l), may have all integral values from 0 to (n-1)

·         Magnetic Quantum Number (m),

No. of orbitals in a sub-shell = 2 l +1

·         Spin Quantum Number (s),

For spinning of electron about its own axis

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