Energy of Electron

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vanessas0123
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Energy of Electron

Postby vanessas0123 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:39 pm

This is just to clarify:

s orbital --> l = 0, n=1
p orbital --> l = 1, n= 2

so when electron moves from n=1 to n=2 the energy of the electron increases because it's absorbing energy instead of emitting energy (like when it moves down levels) right?

katrinawong3d
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Re: Energy of Electron

Postby katrinawong3d » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:44 pm

Yes, you're correct. The energy increases because an electron absorbs energy when it moves up from n=1 to n=2.

Elena Bell 1C
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Re: Energy of Electron

Postby Elena Bell 1C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 pm

Yes, when the electrons absorb energy when they jump up to a higher energy level and emit energy when they jump down. Also for s-orbitals l=0 and for p-orbitals l=1. The n value is which shell an electron is in such as 1s, 2s, 2p, 3d, etc.

Sofia Barker 2C
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Re: Energy of Electron

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

In order to jump from n =1 to n=2, an electron must absorb enough energy to be able to jump to the higher energy level. Thus the electron's energy does increase because of this energy absorption.


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