Review of high.school quantum clarification


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Samantha Chung 4I
Posts: 77
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:16 am

Review of high.school quantum clarification

Postby Samantha Chung 4I » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:27 pm

Hii! Did anyone understand the part where he said n(energy levels) cannot be numbers such as 1.24 or non integer values etc. ? I didnt quite understand that part?

Thanks!

Mayaal_Khan_4H
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:28 am

Re: Review of high.school quantum clarification

Postby Mayaal_Khan_4H » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:51 pm

The higher the atomic number of an atom is, the higher you go up the energy levels. Energy levels are counted as whole numbers starting from 1. The atom, Carbon, contains 6 electrons which can be fitted in 2 energy levels. But, the atom, Aluminum, contains 13 electrons which can be fitted in to 3 energy levels.
Energy levels are like the steps of a staircase. You can stand on one step and go up and down a stair but you cannot stand in between the steps. The same goes for electrons. They can occupy one energy level or another but not the space between energy levels.


Return to “Properties of Light”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests