Homework 2.39

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Homework 2.39

Postby melissa_dis4K » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 pm

This is from the sixth edition.. I'm having trouble understanding the difference between ground state and excited state can someone pls explain? Thank you!

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Re: Homework 2.39

Postby sarahtang4B » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:46 pm

When a valence electron absorbs energy, it enters what is known as an excited state. The excited state can commonly take the form of the electron jumping from its original energy level or orbital, also known as the ground state, to an empty orbital of a higher energy shell that is further away from the nucleus.


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