Negative Energy

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Negative Energy

Postby ClaireHW » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:02 pm

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?

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Re: Negative Energy

Postby Lena Nguyen 2H » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:18 pm

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

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