N levels

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N levels

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:26 pm

Can someone explain to me what are the n levels that Dr. Lavelle is writing on the board in lectures?

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Re: N levels

Postby claudia_1h » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:39 pm

The "n levels" are the principal energy levels. The n is the principal quantum number, which tells you how far away from the nucleus the electrons are as well as how much energy those electrons have. Increasing n means that distance from the nucleus as well as electron energy is increasing.

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Re: N levels

Postby pauline young 1L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:42 pm

in addition to that Dr, Lavelle always draws out the n levels on his board using lines. as the energy level increases, the distance between the new energy level and previous one decreases.

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Re: N levels

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:51 pm

Yeah, the n-levels are just the energy levels that an electron can jump or fall to

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Re: N levels

Postby Emil Velasco 1H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:23 pm

n levels are just the levels of energy for an electron in which n is a quantum number (n=1,2,3, etc.). When electrons increase in energy, the n increases.

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Re: N levels

Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:32 pm

The n levels are principal energy levels that are very important to know in order to do Rydberg equation problems. The change in energy is the energy of the final level minus the energy of the initial, solved by substituting in the Rydberg equation. You use the quantum number of the energy level in the denominator of the Rydberg equation. N levels also correspond to light series. For the Lyman series, electrons always end in n=1. For the Balmer series, electrons always end in n=2.

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Re: N levels

Postby Amanda Ung 4D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:04 pm

n-levels are energy levels that electrons can jump to are fall from. Jumping energy levels requires energy to be put into the electron (exciting it) and electrons that fall from higher energy levels to lower emit energy to get back to their ground state.

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Re: N levels

Postby mayarivers3I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:20 pm

The n level is related to the size and energy of the orbitals, which can also be referred to as the principle quantum number. N can be 1,2,3...

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Re: N levels

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:35 pm

The N value signifies the energy level of an electron, and is called the Principle Quantum Number. The n value increase basically when an electron is excited and increases in energy level.The n value decreases when an electron emits energy and decreases in energy level.

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