Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Electrons in Atoms - 5.3 Atomic Emission Spectra and the Quantum Mechanical Model - 5.3 Lesson Check: 22

Answer

Quantum mechanics describes the motions of subatomic particles and atoms as waves, while classical mechanics accurately describes the motions of bodies much larger than atoms. It is important to note that quantum mechanics appeared when classical mechanics was unable to explain some phenomena in atomic behavior.

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Quantum mechanics describes the motions of subatomic particles and atoms as waves, while classical mechanics accurately describes the motions of bodies much larger than atoms. It is important to note that quantum mechanics appeared when classical mechanics was unable to explain some phenomena in atomic behavior.
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