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In class and the workshops, we looked at a diagram where the Y-axis is Energy, and the values are all negative building up to E=0 when the energy level goes toward infinity. Can someone explain why the energy values are negative? Is it due to the equation?
The values as electrons are going down to E=0 is negative because energy is being released. When energy is released, it is shown as a negative value. As electrons go from a higher energy level to a lower one, a photon (energy) is released.
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