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electron transitions

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:16 pm
by madisondesilva1c
There is a question on the modules that I cannot seem to get correct. If a electron is going from an energy level n to energy level n2 where n2 is less than n, the value of the change in energy will be negative. Is this always the case due to electron emitting energy to enter a lower energy level?

Re: electron transitions

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:48 pm
by Raj_Bains_2C
Yes, this is correct. When an electron drops in energy levels, it gives off energy, so the change in energy is negative.

Re: electron transitions

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:43 pm
by Gabriela Aguilar 4H
It would be decreasing energy level making it a negative value and when that occurs energy is released.