Changes in Orbitals

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EMurphy_2L
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Changes in Orbitals

Postby EMurphy_2L » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:26 am

When the electron in a Hydrogen atom transitions from the 1s-orbital to the 2p-orbital, does the energy of the electron change? Or is it just the value of n that changes? What energy changes?
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AArmellini_1I
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Re: Changes in Orbitals

Postby AArmellini_1I » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:31 am

I had a similar question. I am assuming that because the orbital changes so does both n and the energy so to calculate the energy difference you would use the formulas provided in today's lecture? (I believe we go over orbitals later in this unit so hopefully it will make more sense then)

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Re: Changes in Orbitals

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:22 pm

Im pretty sure you would use the equation
Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Changes in Orbitals

Postby EMurphy_2L » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:46 pm

Edit to my original question: The answer is either the energy of the electron changes OR the value of n changes.
I guess we haven't really discussed this yet because there's a difference between s orbitals and p orbitals?


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