## Atomic Spectra Wave Model or Particle Model?

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Bita Ghanei 1F
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### Atomic Spectra Wave Model or Particle Model?

According to Atomic Spectra, are electrons acting more as a wave or a particle? Please explain.

Vanessa Chuang 4F
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### Re: Atomic Spectra Wave Model or Particle Model?

According to atomic spectra, electrons act more as a wave than as a particle. In order for a photon to excite an electron to the next energy level, the energy difference must match that of the one between two quantized energy levels. This energy is expressed as a wavelength, which is what allows us to use spectroscopy observe the different "lines" produced.