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Amanda Cardenas 1J
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2.1 help

Postby Amanda Cardenas 1J » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:35 pm

2.1: Which of the following increase when the electron in a hydrogen atom undergoes a transition from the 1s-orbital to a 2p-orbital?
a) Energy of the electron
b) Value of n
c) Value of l
d)Radius of the atom

Susu Le 1F
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Re: 2.1 help

Postby Susu Le 1F » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:30 pm

They all increase because for the 1s orbital: n=1 and l=0, and for the 2p orbital: n=2 and l=1. Therefore, both n and l increase. Also, the energy of the electron increased because the electron jumped to a higher energy level. The radius of the atom also increases because the 2p orbital is further from the nucleus than the 1s orbital.

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Re: 2.1 help  [ENDORSED]

Postby Kate Manganaro 1F » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:36 am

Hello Amanda,
Susu is right, they all increase. When an electron jumps orbitals, like from s to p, the energy is increasing. This would make a yes. When this electron makes this jump, the electron goes from originally having values of n=1 and l=0 to n=2 and l=1, so this makes b and c yes. Lastly, because the nucleus is the center of the orbit that this electron is making and the 2p orbital is further than the 1s orbital, the radius would increase.

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Re: 2.1 help

Postby Zuri Smith 1A » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:48 pm

It was my understanding that each shell has at least 1 subshell: s,p,d, or f. Therefore, if an electron changes subshells, is it possible for it to remain in the same shell? If so, then wouldn't electrons in the same shell have the same value for "n"?


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