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Delta E Question from the delta E= Efinal-Eintial equation

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:35 pm
by Amanda Salgado 3D
When a problem states that the electron is absorbing light, then delta E will be a positive value, and when it states that it is emitting light, delta E will be a negative value?

Re: Delta E Question from the delta E= Efinal-Eintial equation  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:05 pm
by Sally_Tu_1H
Yes. When energy is being absorbed, delta e is positive and when energy is being emitted, delta e is negative.