energy emission

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Elena Saab 4A
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energy emission

Postby Elena Saab 4A » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:11 pm

In the atomic spectroscopy module, there is a true or false question:
The energy of an atom is increased when electromagnetic radiation is emitted from it?

The correct answer is false, does this mean the magnitude of the energy becomes lower, or the energy becomes more negative?

Hannah Yates 1K
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Re: energy emission

Postby Hannah Yates 1K » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:47 pm

When electromagnetic radiation is emitted from an atom, I believe it means that the electron is dropping from a high energy level, to a low energy level. This means that the statement is false because when an electron does make that drop, energy is being emitted from the atom, therefor it is loosing energy.
I hope that makes sense... but I’m also not 100% positive on my answer so correct me if I am wrong.

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