Energy of Electrons

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Brittney Hun 2C
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Energy of Electrons

Postby Brittney Hun 2C » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:34 pm

Does the energy of an electron increase when it moves up an energy level/orbital?

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Re: Energy of Electrons

Postby Sion Hwang 4D » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:45 pm

The electron is at a higher energy state, because electrons move up the orbital level when they are excited by an external energy source.
The electrons can move down energy orbitals by releasing energy in the form of a photon.

Katie Bart 1I
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Re: Energy of Electrons

Postby Katie Bart 1I » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:43 pm

The energy of an electron does increase when it moves up an energy level.

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Re: Energy of Electrons

Postby Ashley Nguyen 2L » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:26 am

The energy of an electron increases when it moves up an energy level. This is because energy, in the form of a photon, can excite an electron to a higher state. Conversely, when an electron moves down an energy level, it loses energy.

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Re: Energy of Electrons

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:22 am

The energy of an electron increases when it moves up an energy level. This is because the electron goes to a higher energy state and are excited by an external energy source which allows them to move up the energy level.

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Re: Energy of Electrons

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:28 pm

It is kind of confusing because the electrons closest to the nucleus take more energy to remove from the atom. so how come electrons in shells that are further away have more energy?

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Re: Energy of Electrons

Postby kristi le 2F » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:34 pm

Electrons have higher energy when they are at a higher energy level because it requires more energy for them to be farther from the positive pull of the nucleus.


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