Atomic Spectra

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AlexandraZuniga1L
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Atomic Spectra

Postby AlexandraZuniga1L » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:31 pm

When does an atom emit light and when does it absorb it?

angelagd3l
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Re: Atomic Spectra

Postby angelagd3l » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:37 pm

Why do electrons have quantized energy?

Ana Pedreros
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Re: Atomic Spectra

Postby Ana Pedreros » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:50 pm

An Atom emits light when it goes from a higher energy to a lower energy level. An electron absorbs energy when it is excited and moves to higher energy levels.

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Re: Atomic Spectra

Postby Soyoung Park 1H » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:27 pm

Will we only get questions related to Atomic Spectra and energy levels about the H-atom? Also what is the difference between the Ballmer series and Lyman series besides the region differences?

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Re: Atomic Spectra

Postby Carlos De La Torre 2L » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:20 pm

The difference between the Ballmer Series and the Lyman series is only the region because that is by definition what makes it in the series. The wavelength of any photon that is emitted from an electron dropping energy levels in the UV spectrum belongs to the Lyman Series and if it falls in the visible spectrum it belongs to the Balmer series.


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