Excitation of electrons


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Excitation of electrons

Postby manasa933 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:28 pm

If 1 million photons in the UV region are absorbed by a hydrogen gas sample how many electrons are excited to a higher energy level?

a.zero
b.500,00
c.1
d.1 million

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Re: Excitation of electrons

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:08 pm

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Re: Excitation of electrons

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:39 pm

1 million electrons would be excited to a higher energy level. The photoelectric effect shows how photons can act as particles. Because each has a sufficient wavelength (as noted by the fact they are in the UV region), all should be excited.

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Re: Excitation of electrons

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:29 pm

1 million electrons is correct because each photon interacts with one electron, and a photon will only be absorbed if it has enough energy to excite an electron, so for every photon that is absorbed, one electron is excited.

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Re: Excitation of electrons

Postby Christy Zhao 1H » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:01 pm

Adding on, one photon interacts with one electron, and each photon must have enough energy to eject one electron to be absorbed. So if 1 million photons are absorbed, 1 million electrons are excited to a higher energy level.

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Re: Excitation of electrons

Postby Diane Bui 2J » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:36 pm

There is a 1 to 1 interaction between the photon and the electron! So 1 million electrons would be excited.


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