Question about n and energy levels

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Question about n and energy levels

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:22 pm

does n basically mean energy level?

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Re: Question about n and energy levels

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:18 pm

n corresponds to a shell, which you could call an energy shell, or a range of energies. In multi-electron atoms, there can be multiple energy levels (subshells) with the same value for the quantum number n (same shell).

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Re: Question about n and energy levels

Postby 004985802 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:43 pm

yes n is the energy level of the electron or the distance between the electron's orbit and the nucleus

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Re: Question about n and energy levels

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:43 pm

The n refers to the number of shelves ^ as stated above and can be applied to the lyman series n ≥ 2 to n = 1 (where n is the principal quantum number) and balmer series n ≥ 3 to n = 2
It can be applied to the rydberg equation

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