4 June 2020

Particles, waves and the key to understanding quantum mechanics

The foundations of quantum mechanics (Section 11.3) of the Physical Chemistry textbook, introduces the idea that electrons must be considered as both a particle and as […]
31 May 2020

A hydrogen line spectrum approach to understanding Bohr’s atomic theory

The discovery of atomic structure was the key that unlocked the door to modern understanding of structure and reactivity. Let’s take a moment to review a […]
21 May 2020

The ‘aha’ moment with quantum numbers

When learning about quantum numbers for the first time, it can be overwhelming and confusing. However, in all my years of teaching, no other topic so […]

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