electron energy levels

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Fdonovan 3D
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electron energy levels

Postby Fdonovan 3D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:05 pm

Why do electrons in the outermost shell have the greatest amount of energy?

Myka G 1l
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Re: electron energy levels

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:10 pm

Electrons in the outermost shell have the greatest amount of energy because they are the farthest from the nucleus. These electrons are experiencing less of a pull to the positive nucleus; therefore, have more energy.

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Re: electron energy levels

Postby gferg21 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Because the electrons in the outermost shell have more room to move in the electron cloud, they have more energy and are less bogged down by the attractive forces from the nucleus and protons.

Kurtis Liang 3I
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Re: electron energy levels

Postby Kurtis Liang 3I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Electrons in the outermost shell take less energy to be removed because they have the weakest attraction to the nucleus. Additionally, they release the most energy when jumping to the innermost energy level.

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Re: electron energy levels

Postby Veronica Lu 2H » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:35 pm

Electrons in the outer shell are further from the nucleus; therefore, they are less susceptible to the attractive forces from the nucleus pulling them in.

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Re: electron energy levels

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:40 pm

Both are similar in that they detect electron movement as a response to light. However, the photoelectric effect has to do with electrons actually being emitted, meaning photons have to be at a sufficient energy level. Atomic spectroscopy on the other hand can observe in-between states.

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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Re: electron energy levels

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Electrons in the outermost shell have the greatest amount of potential energy because as we know potential energy is defined by energy which an object has because of its position/location, also referring to energy from net electrical charge or stored. Therefore in order to move an electron from an innermost shell to an outermost, a large amount of energy is needed which in turn results to high potential energy for electrons in the outermost shell.


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