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Hi! Today in class we learned about the equation E2= -hR/n2. I'm confused as to why the E2 is lower as the energy level n (1,2,...) gets bigger. I get that it makes the denominator get larger and larger which makes the result smaller, but conceptually I thought it would be the opposite...
And don't forget about the negative symbol (if I am understanding you correctly). Higher energy levels are of course higher in energy, thus dropping from a higher level to a lower level will release energy, resulting in a negative delta E.
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