## H- atom equation for other elements

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

Magdalena Palavecino 1A
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### H- atom equation for other elements

I know that the En equation to determine the energy of an H-atom changing energy levels only works for Hydrogen because it only has one electron, but how would its energy amounts compare to another element, like for example, potassium? I know that since there are more electrons you would need to take into account its interactions with other electrons, but then would the energies of absorption and emission of energy be larger numbers?

manasa933
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### Re: H- atom equation for other elements

multiply the energy by atomic number (Z) squared!