## H-Atom Equation

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

akroberts
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### H-Atom Equation

Why is h negative in the equation for an H-atom?

Henry_Phan_4L
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### Re: H-Atom Equation

The jump in energy is negative, so the negative sign cancels it out.

Ryan Troutman 4L
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### Re: H-Atom Equation

The - comes from the jump in electrons from higher energy levels to lower energy levels since electrons must be emitted in order to reach from say n=3 to n=1.