N increase

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N increase

Postby 904475052_ » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:19 am

How does an increase in n increase energy levels?

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Re: N increase

Postby Kevin Neumann 1A » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:29 am

Each energy level is referred to by a number, n=1 for the first level, n=2, and so on. It's not an increase in n that increases energy levels, but a certain amount of kinetic energy that excites electrons up to the next energy level.

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Re: N increase

Postby Niel Patel 1G » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:33 pm

I thought of it as an increase in "n" inherently implies that there was an increase in energy. This is because in order for an electron to become excited to a higher "n" level, it must absorb a certain amount of energy. Thus, we can come to the conclusion that an increase in "n" increases energy levels.


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