Energy Levels

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Jesus Rodriguez 1J
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Energy Levels

Postby Jesus Rodriguez 1J » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:10 pm

I was wondering if it was possible for the energy levels to move down and if or how that would affect the Formula En= -hR/n^2

sahiltelang-Discussion 1J
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Re: Energy Levels

Postby sahiltelang-Discussion 1J » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:17 pm

It it possible for an electron to move to a lower energy level. It doesn't effect the equation but rather you just need to make sure you do FINAL - INITIAL for change in energy.

Meredith Steinberg 2E
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Re: Energy Levels

Postby Meredith Steinberg 2E » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Electrons can move up and down energy levels and the changes in energy are modeled by the difference in En for the hydrogen atom. Make sure that when you're finding Efinal-Einitial, the negative sign in the equation for En doesn't get lost.

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Re: Energy Levels

Postby Golbarg Rahimi 3k » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:34 pm

the electron could absorb energy and go to a higher level or emit energy and go to a lower level. The equation En=-hR/n2 simply calculates the energy of the specific level and it has nothing to do with the previous energy level. the difference between energy levels is calculated with deltaE= Efinal-Einitial . As long as you calculate the energy for each level and use it in the delta e equation, you should get the correct answer!


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