Energy Levels

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Energy Levels

Postby jane_ni_2d » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:11 pm

Why does energy increase when an electron goes up an energy level?

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Re: Energy Levels

Postby CateJensen3K » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:19 pm

When the electron changes levels, it decreases energy and the atom emits photons. The photon is emitted with the electron moving from a higher energy level to a lower energy level. The energy of the photon is the exact energy that is lost by the electron moving to its lower energy level.

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Re: Energy Levels

Postby rachana_korapati3C » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Electrons gain energy and become less stable as they move away from the nucleus. As it quantum number increases, the electron gains/absorbs energy from surroundings, which is also known as absorption of energy.

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