Atomic Spectra & Energy Levels

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Jynelle Brillantes 1E
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Atomic Spectra & Energy Levels

Postby Jynelle Brillantes 1E » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:20 pm

Can someone please explain the following:


This was noted in class on Friday (6/30) with regard to changes in energy levels, and some clarification would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Atomic Spectra & Energy Levels

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:31 pm

Look at the equation:

As n increases E must decrease. If n is very large then E is very small.

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Re: Atomic Spectra & Energy Levels

Postby Paul Wong1B » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:33 pm

In a mathematical sense, the limit of the function as n approaches infinity is 0 (same principle applies for ), so the energy (E) value will go to 0 when n approaches infinity.

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