"n" variable

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"n" variable

Postby EthanPham_1G » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:16 pm

Hi guys! In today's lecture, what did Professor Lavelle mean by the variable "n" and how does it affect the energy of an electron?

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Re: "n" variable

Postby Naneeta Desar 1K » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:45 pm

The "n" variable usually regards the principle quantum number in regards to the shell and is assigned to electrons in an atom to determine the state of the electron.

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Re: "n" variable

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:45 am

n refers to the energy level that an electron can be in.

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Re: "n" variable

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:55 am

"n" refers to the energy level of a particular electron. Because energy is "quantized" at the quantum level, electrons can only exist in specific energy values, hence "n" being limited to 1, 2, 3, etc etc.

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