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Atomic Spectra

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:31 pm
by AlexandraZuniga1L
When does an atom emit light and when does it absorb it?

Re: Atomic Spectra

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:37 pm
by angelagd3l
Why do electrons have quantized energy?

Re: Atomic Spectra

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:50 pm
by Ana Pedreros
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.

Re: Atomic Spectra

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:27 pm
by Soyoung Park 1H
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?

Re: Atomic Spectra

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:20 pm
by Carlos De La Torre 2L
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.