## Negative Energy

H-Atom ($E_{n}=-\frac{hR}{n^{2}}$)

ClaireHW
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### Negative Energy

When using the equations v=-R(1/n2 - 1/n2) or E= -hR/n2, the final answer for energy is negative if the electron is descending in energy levels. If negative energy is energy lost, where does it go?

(Claire Woolson, Dis 3J)

Lena Nguyen 2H
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### Re: Negative Energy

The negative energy when the electron is descending is the energy it's emitting as a photon.