Energy Absorption and Emission for Electrons

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Energy Absorption and Emission for Electrons

Postby Delour Haj 3J » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:46 pm

In my notes from today's lecture, I wrote a statement that says: the energy of light that is absorbed or emitted matches the energy difference of an electron moving from one principal quantum level to the other. Can someone clarify and further explain this concept? Does this mean that the energy that a particular atom "receives" that comes from a light source that ends up being absorbed or emitted is the same amount of energy that it takes for an electron of that atom to move up or down from one quantum level to the next?

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Re: Energy Absorption and Emission for Electrons

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:12 pm

yes, that is correct.

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Re: Energy Absorption and Emission for Electrons

Postby Anthony_Sampayo_4I » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:28 pm

Yup you got it

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Re: Energy Absorption and Emission for Electrons

Postby Anthony_Sampayo_4I » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:28 pm

Yup you got it


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