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## Atoms Assignments Class 12 Physics

**Question: The transition from the state n = 3 to n = 1 in a hydrogen like atom results in ultraviolet radiation. Infrared radiation will be obtained in the transition from**

(a) 2 → 1

(b) 3 → 2

(c) 4 → 2

(d) 4 → 3

## Answer:

D

**Question: Rutherford’s experiments suggested that the size of the nucleus is about**

(a) 10^{–14} m to 10^{–12} m

(b) 10^{–15} m to 10^{–13} m

(c) 10^{–15} m to 10^{–14} m

(d) 10^{–15} m to 10^{–12} m

## Answer:

C

**Question: In a hydrogen atom the total energy of electron is**

## Answer:

C

**Question: The first model of atom in 1898 was proposed by**

(a) Ernest Rutherford

(b) Albert Einstein

(c) J. J. Thomson

(d) Niels Bohr

## Answer:

C

**Question: In the Geiger-Marsden scattering experiment the number of scattered particles detected are maximum and minimum at the scattering angles respectively at**

(a) 0°° and 180°°

(b) 180°° and 0°°

(c) 90°° and 180°°

(d) 45°° and 90°°

## Answer:

A

**Question: Which of the following is not correct about Bohrs model of the hydrogen atom?**

(a) An electron in an atom could revolve in certain stable orbits without the emission of radiant energy.

(b) Electron revolves around the nucleus only in those orbits for which angular momentum

Ln=nh/2π .

(c) When electron make a transition from one of its stable orbit to lower orbit then a photon emitted with energy hu = E_{f} – E_{i}.

(d) Bohr model is applicable to all atoms.

## Answer:

D

**Question: The relation between the orbit radius and the electron velocity for a dynamically stable orbit in a hydrogen atom is (where, all notations have their usual meanings) **

## Answer:

C

**Question: An electron in a hydrogen atom makes a transition from n = n1 to n = n2. The time period of the electron in the initial state is eight times that in the final state. The possible values of n1 and n2 are**

(a) n_{1} = 4, n_{2} = 2

(b)n_{1} = 8, n_{2} = 2

(c) n_{1} = 8, n_{2} = 1

(d)n_{1} = 6, n_{2} = 2

## Answer:

A

**Question: The shortest wavelength present in the Paschen series of spectral lines is**

(a) 720 nm

(b) 790 nm

(c) 800 nm

(d) 820 nm

## Answer:

D

**Question: A 10 kg satellite circles earth once every 2 h in an orbit having a radius of 8000 km.****Assuming that Bohr ’s angular momentum postulate applies to a satellite just as it does to an electron in the hydrogen atom, then the** **quantum number of the orbit of satellite is**

(a) 5.3 × 10^{40}

(b) 5.3 × 10^{45}

(c) 7.8 × 10^{48}

(d) 7.8 × 10^{50}

## Answer:

B

**Question: If an electron in hydrogen atom is revolving in a circular track of radius 5.3 × 10 ^{–11} m with a velocity of 2.2 × 10^{6} m s–1 around the proton then the frequency of electron moving around the proton is**

(a) 6.6 × 10

^{12}Hz

(b) 3.3 × 10

^{15}Hz

(c) 3.3 × 10

^{12}Hz

(d) 6.6 × 10

^{15}Hz

## Answer:

D

**Question: The value of ionisation energy of the hydrogen atom is**

(a) 3.4 eV

(b) 10.4 eV

(c) 12.09 eV

(d) 13.6 eV

## Answer:

D

**Question: The Rydberg formula, f or the spectrum of the hydrogen atom where all terms have their usual meaning is **

## Answer:

B

**Question: Energy is absorbed in the hydrogen atom giving absorption spectra when transition takes place from**

(a) n = 1 → n′ where n′ > 1

(b) n = 2 → 1

(c) n′ → n

(d) n → n′ = ∞

## Answer:

A

**Question: In which of the following systems will the radius of the first orbit (n = 1) be minimum ?**

(a) Doubly ionized lithium.

(b) Singly ionized helium.

(c) Deuterium atom.

(d) Hydrogen atom.

## Answer:

A

**Question: In the Geiger-Marsden scattering experiment, in case of head-on collision the impact parameter should be**

(a) maximum

(b) minimum

(c) infinite

(d) zero

## Answer:

B

**Question: In a Geiger-Marsden experiment. Find the distance of closest approach to the nucleus of a 7.7 MeV a-particle before it comes momentarily to rest and reverses its direction.****(Z for gold nucleus = 79)**

(a) 10 fm

(b) 20 fm

(c) 30 fm

(d) 40 fm

## Answer:

C

**Question: The radius of nth orbit rn in terms of Bohr radius (a0) for a hydrogen atom is given by the relation**

(a) na_{0}

(b) √na_{0}

(c) n^{2}a_{0}

(d) n^{3}a_{0 }

## Answer:

C

**Question: The moment of momentum for an electron in second orbit of hydrogen atom as per Bohr’s model is**

(a) h/π

(b) 2h

(c)2h/π

(d)π/ h

## Answer:

A

**Question: In an atom the ratio of radius of orbit of electron to the radius of nucleus is**

(a) 10^{3}

(b) 10^{4}

(c) 10^{5}

(d) 10^{6 }

## Answer:

C

**Very Short Answer Type Questions **

**Question: When is Hα line of the Balmer series in the emission spectrum of hydrogen atom obtained?****Answer :** H_{α} line of the Balmer series in the emission spectrum of hydrogen atoms obtained when the transition occurs from n = 3 to n = 2 state.

**Question: Why is the classical (Rutherford) model for an atom of electron orbiting around the nucleus not able to explain the atomic structure?****Answer :** According to electromagnetic theory, electron revolving around the nucleus are continuously accelerated. Since an accelerated charge emits energy, the radius of the circular path of a revolving electron should go on decreasing and ultimately it should fall into the nucleus. So, it could not explain the structure of the atom. As matter is stable, we cannot expect the atoms to collapse.

**Question: Find the radius and energy of a He+ ion in the states n = 2.****Answer :** r=0.529^{2}n/Z

r(n=2) 0 .529×2^{2}/2=1.058Å

E(n=2)=-13.6×2^{2}/2^{2}=-13.6ev

**Question: State Bohr ’s quantization condition of angular momentum.****Answer:** Bohr’s quantization condition : The electron can revolve round the nucleus only in those circular orbits in which angular momentum of an electron is an integral multiple i.e..,mvr=nh/2π,n=1,2,3,….

**Question: What is the maximum number of spectral lines emitted by a hydrogen atom when it is in the third excited state?****Answer:** Number of spectral lines obtained due to transition of electron from n = 4 (3^{rd} excited state) to n = 1 (ground state) is N = (4)(4 -1)/2=6

**Short Answer Type Questions**

**Question:Would the Bohr formula for the H-atom remain unchanged if proton had a charge****(+4/3)e and electron a charge (–3/4)e, where e = 1.6 × 10 ^{–19}C. Give reasons for your answer.**

**Answer:** In Bohr’s formula,

mv^{2}/r=1/4π ε_{o}(e)(-e)

Force ∝ (–e) (e) = –e^{2}

If charge on proton is [+ 4/3e]and charge on electron is

[-3/4e], then their product [4/3e][ -3/4e]=-e^{2}

Thus Bohr Formula remains the same

**Question: Using Bohr model, calculate the electric current created by the electron when the H-atom is in the ground state.****Answer:** Let a_{0} = Bohr radius.

v_{0} = velocity of electron in first orbit.

∴ Time taken by electron to complete one revolution

T=2πa_{0}/v_{0}

∴ Current created by electron, I =e/T

= e/[2πa_{o}/v_{o}]= ev_{o}/2πa_{o}

**Question:The kinetic energy of the electron orbiting in the first excited state of hydrogen atom is 3.4 eV.****Determine the de Broglie wavelength associated with it.****Answer:**

**Question: Consider a gas consisting Li ^{++} (which is hydrogen like ion).**

(i) Find the wavelength of radiation required to excite the electron in Li++ from n = 1 and n = 3.

(ii) How many spectral lines are observed in the emission spectrum of the above excited system?

**Answer:**

**Question: Show that the first few frequencies of light that is emitted when electrons fall to the nth level from levels higher than n, are approximate harmonics (i.e. in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3…) when n > >1.****Answer: **

**Question: What is the minimum energy that must be given to a H atom in ground state so that it can emit an Hγ line in Balmer series. If the angular ****momentum of the system is conserved, what would be the angular momentum of such Hγ photon?****Answer:** In Balmer series, H_{γ} line corresponds to transition from

state n_{i} = 5 to state n_{f} = 2.

Energy required, E = _{E5} – E_{1}=[13.6/5^{2}]-[13.6/1^{2}]=13.06 eV.

If angular momentum of system is conserved,change in angular momentum of electron = change in angular momentum of photon

=5[h/2π[-2[h/2π]=3h/2π

=3×6.6×10^{-34}/2×3.14=3.17×10^{34} J s

**Question: Assume that their is no repulsive force between the electrons in an atom but the force between positive and negative charges is given by Coulomb’s law as usual. Under such circumstances, calculate the ground state energy** **of a He-atom.****Answer:** There are two protons and two neutrons in helium atom.

Two electrons are revolving around the nucleus in first orbit.

It is assumed that there is no interaction between the two electrons to He-atom.

so, replacing Z = 1 by Z = 2

E_{n}=[-13.6Z^{2}/n^{2}]ev,

For ground state (n = 1) of helium atom, energy

E_{1}=[-13.6/12^{2}]eV=-54.4eV

Helium has two electrons in ground state, so total energy

E = 2E1 = –108.8 eV.

**Question: A 12.5 eV electron beam is used to bombard gaseous hydrogen at room temperature. Upto which energy level the hydrogen atoms would be excited?****Calculate the wavelengths of the first member of Lyman and first member of Balmer series.****Answer:** Here, ΔE = 12.5 eV

Energy of an electron in nth orbit of hydrogen atom is,

In ground state, n = 1

E1 = –13.6 eV

Energy of an electron in the excited state after absorbing a photon of 12.5 eV energy will be

Here, state of electron cannot be in fraction.

So, n = 3 (2^{nd} excited state).

The wavelength λ of the first member of Lyman series is given by

The wavelength λ′ of the first member of the Balmer series

is given by

**Question: The electron in a given Bohr orbit has a total energy of –1.5 eV. Calculate its****(i) kinetic energy.****(ii) potential energy.****(iii) wavelength of radiation emitted, when this****electron makes a transition to the ground state.****[Given : Energy in the ground state = –13.6 eV****and Rydberg’s constant = 1.09 × 10 ^{7} m^{–1}]**

**Answer:**

(i) The kinetic energy (E_{k)} of the electron in an orbit is equal to negative of its total energy (E).

Ek = –E = – (–1.5) = 1.5 eV

(ii) The potential energy (E_{p}) of the electron in an orbit is equal to twice of its total energy (E).

E_{p} = 2E = –1.5 × 2 = –3.0 eV

(iii) Here, ground state energy of the H-atom = –13.6 eV

When the electron goes from the excited state to the ground state, energy emitted is given by

λ = 1.025 × 10^{–7} = 1025 Å

**Question: (i) How does de-Broglie hypothesis explain Bohr ’s quantization condition for stationary orbits ?****(ii) Find the relation between the three wavelengths λ1, λ2 and λ3 from the energy level diagram shown in the figure. **

**Answer:** (i) de-Broglie hypothesis may be used to derive Bohr’s formula by considering the electron to be a wave spread over the entire orbit, rather than as a particle which at any instant is located at a point in its orbit. The stable orbits in an atom are those which are standing waves. Formation of standing

waves require that the circumference of the orbit is equal in length to an integral multiple of the wavelength. Thus, if r is the radius of the orbit

2πr = nλ = nh/p s [∴ λ=h/p]

which gives the angular momentum quantization

L=pr= n h/ 2π

which is the required relation between the three given wavelengths.

**Question: Show that the radius of the orbit in hydrogen atom varies as n2, where n is the principal quantum number of the atom.****Answer:** Radius of nth orbit of hydrogen atom : In H-atom, an electron having charge –e revolves around the nucleus of charge +e in a circular orbit of radius r, such that necessary centripetal force is provided by the electrostatic force of attraction between the electron and nucleus.

where n = 1, 2, 3, … is principal quantum number.

Equation (iii), gives the radius of n^{th} orbit of H-atom. So the radii of the orbits increase proportionally with n^{2} i.e.,

[r ∝ n^{2}]. Radius of first orbit of H-atom is called Bohr radius a0 and is given by

**Long Answer Type Questions**

**Question: In the Auger process an atom makes a transition to a lower state without emitting a photon. The excess energy is transferred to an** **outer electron which may be ejected by the atom.****(This is called an Auger electron). Assuming the nucleus to be massive, calculate the kinetic energy of an n = 4 Auger electron emitted by** **Chromium by absorbing the energy from a n = 2 to n = 1 transition.****Answer:** As the nucleus is massive, recoil momentum of the atom can be ignored. We can assume that the entire energy of transition is transferred to the Auger electron.

As there is a single valence electron in chromium (Z = 24),the energy states may be thought of as given by Bohr model.

The energy of the n^{th} state is

**Question: (a) Write two important limitations of Rutherford model which could not explain the observed features of atomic spectra.****(b) How were these explained in Bohr’s model of hydrogen atom?****Answer:** (a) (i) Limitation of Rutherford’s model :

Rutherford’s atomic model is inconsistent with classical physics. According to electromagnetic theory, an electron is a charged particle moving in the circular orbit around the nucleus and is accelerated, so

it should emit radiation continuously and thereby loose energy. Due to this, radius of the electron would decrease continuously and also the atom should then produce continuous spectrum, and ultimately electron will fall into the nucleus and atom will collapse in 10–8 s. But the atom is fairly stable and it emits line spectrum.

(ii) Rutherford’s model is not able to explain the spectrum of even most simplest H-spectrum.

(b) Bohr’s postulates to resolve observed features of atomic spectrum :

(i) Quantum condition: Of all the possible circular orbits allowed by the classical theory, the electrons are permitted to circulate only in those orbits in which the angular momentum of an electron is an integral multiple of h/2π ,hbeing Planck’s constant. Therefore, for any permitted orbit, L mvr=nh/2π n = 123……,

where n is called the principal quantum number, and this equation is called Bohr’s quantisation condition.

(ii) Stationary orbits: While revolving in the permissible orbits, an electron does not radiate energy. These nonradiating orbits are called stationary orbits.

(iii) Frequency condition: An atom can emit or absorb radiation in the form of discrete energy photons only when an electron jumps from a higher to a lower orbit or from a lower to a higher orbit, respectively.

hυ = E_{i} – E_{f} where v is frequency of radiation emitted, Ei and Ef are the energies associated with stationary orbits of principal quantum number ni and nf respectively (where n_{i} > n_{f}).

**Case Based MCQs****Electron Transitions for the Hydrogen Atom ****Read the Bohr’s model explains the spectral lines of hydrogen atomic emission spectrum. While the electron of the atom remains in the ground state, its energy is unchanged. When the atom absorbs one or more quanta of energy, the electrons moves from the ground state orbit to an excited state orbit that is farther away.**

**The given figure shows an energy level diagram of the hydrogen atom. Several transitions are marked as I, II, III and so on. The diagram is** **only indicative and not to scale.**

**Question: The wavelength of the radiation involved in transition II is**

(a) 291 nm

(b) 364 nm

(c) 487 nm

(d) 652 nm

## Answer:

C

**Question: In which transition is a Balmer series photon absorbed?**

(a) II

(b) III

(c) IV

(d) VI

## Answer:

D

**Question: Which transition will occur when a hydrogen atom is irradiated with radiation of wavelength 1030 nm?**

(a) I

(b) II

(c) IV

(d) V

## Answer:

D

**Hydrogen Emission Spectrum**** Hydrogen spectrum consists of discrete bright lines in a dark background and it is specifically known as hydrogen emission spectrum. There is one more type of hydrogen spectrum that exists where we get dark lines on the bright background, it is known as absorption spectrum.****Balmer found an empirical formula by the observation of a small part of this spectrum and it is represented by 1/λ=R[1/2 ^{2}-1/n^{2}],where n = 3, 4, 5, ….. .**

**For Lyman series, the emission is from first state to nth state, for Paschen series, it is from third state to nth state, for Brackett series, it is from fourth state to nth state and for Pfund series, it is from fifth state to nth state.**

**Question: Which series of hydrogen spectrum corresponds to ultraviolet region?**

(a) Balmer series

(b) Brackett series

(c) Paschen series

(d) Lyman series

## Answer:

D

**Question: Number of spectral lines in hydrogen atom is**

(a) 8

(b) 6

(c) 15

(d) ∞

## Answer:

D

**Question: Rydberg constant is**

(a) a universal constant

(b) same for same elements

(c) different for different elements

(d) none of these.

## Answer:

A

**Question: Which of the following lines of the H-atom spectrum belongs to the Balmer series?**

(a) 1025 Å

(b) 1218 Å

(c) 4861 Å

(d) 18751 Å

## Answer:

C