Electrons and Magnetic Fields?


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Connie Liang 3L
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Electrons and Magnetic Fields?

Postby Connie Liang 3L » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:09 pm

In lecture, we learned that electromagnetic radiation, specifically waves of electric fields, can interact with electrons when passing through an atom, and excite them. I was wondering what about the magnetic field waves? Do they have any effect on electrons and what are these effects?

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Re: Electrons and Magnetic Fields?

Postby kateraelDis1L » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:28 pm

All we have learned so far is with the spectroscopic analysis, electromagnetic radiation can excite atoms. We do know that the energy of electrons are quantized to the energy of light being absorbed or emitted. I wouldn't worry about magnetic fields just yet, just focus on light at least for this class.

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Re: Electrons and Magnetic Fields?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:32 pm

Magnetic fields do affect electrons but in a different manner, which you will learn more about in Physics 5.

YUNALEE
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Re: Electrons and Magnetic Fields?

Postby YUNALEE » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:35 pm

That's a great question! Though I'm glad we don't have to go in depth about outside factors that delay expected behaviors.
Love your thought process, keep it up, you got this!!


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