Quantum Numbers Crash Course for High School Chemistry

Learn how to understand the basics of quantum numbers through several different learning view points.
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 42 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

This course will take you step by step through understanding the scientific concept of quantum numbers as they apply to chemistry. The course presents the information in multiple ways to help reach all learning styles.

The information on quantum numbers will be presented through the following ways:

  • Visual/tangible hands on ways to visualize the quantum numbers
  • Quantum numbers explained through the use of data tables and organizational charts
  • A spatial explanation for those that are spatial or picture oriented
  • Through the use of effective analogies to help connect the known to the unknown

This course is mainly comprised of the video lessons and some practice problems to evaluate your understanding. This course will take about an hour to complete.

Quantum numbers are a complex topic in high school chemistry classes, but they are also the building blocks of large portions of other chemistry topics. A good foundation of understanding quantum numbers will lead to greater success in future topics.

What are the requirements?

  • You should already be familiar with general chemistry concepts, and been introduced to quantum numbers.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Determine the quantum numbers for a specific valence electron
  • Explain the arrangement of electrons in an elements orbital shells
  • Present several ways in which to explain quantum numbers and how they are used in chemistry.

Who is the target audience?

  • This quantum number crash course is for high school chemistry students that want to see a variety of ways that quantum numbers can be explained. For this course, you should have been introduced to the concept of quantum numbers before enrolling.

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Section 1: The Wonderful World of Quantum Numbers

In lesson 1 we are jumping right in to ways to help understand quantum numbers in chemistry. In this first lesson we will be viewing a video lecture and then completing a quiz for you to see how you are doing with each of the various explanations.

In this lecture we will look at quantum numbers using a tangible and hands on visual demonstration of the concept.

1 question

Based on the visual explanation using envelopes, please complete the following quiz.


In this lecture we will look at quantum numbers using a tangible and hands on visual demonstration of the concept.

Quantum Numbers Lecture #2 Quiz
2 questions

In lesson 3 we are looking at the quantum numbers as they are represented in tables of information.

Quantum Numbers Lecture #3 Quiz
2 questions

In lecture 4 we are looking at quantum numbers as they relate to the shape of each sub orbital.

Quantum Numbers Lecture #4 Quiz
1 question

In this last lecture, we are looking at quantum numbers using the visual representation of a house.

Quantum Numbers Lecture #5 Quiz
1 question
Section 2: Quantum Number Practice and Application
8 pages

To conclude the course, a worksheet of quantum number practice problems have been included. Complete these to evaluate yourself on how well you understand and can use quantum numbers.

After giving it your best try, go ahead and check yourself by clicking on the external resource below, and using the last half of the document to check your answers.

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Instructor Biography

Lindsay Stotts, Chemistry Teacher

I am a chemistry and natural science teacher in high school. I have been passionate about science for as long as I can remember, and I look forward to helping students be successful and passionate about science. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry with a Biochemistry minor, and a Masters in Science in Education.

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