Electron Transition

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Electron Transition

Postby Marylyn Makar 1B » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:29 pm

What does electron transition mean?

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Lucy Wang 2J » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:33 pm

electron transition refers to when an electron changes energy levels in an atom/molecule. For example an electron can be excited during a photoelectric experiment and jump from energy level n=1 to n=3

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Alen Huang 2G » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 pm

Electron transition just means the electron is changing energy levels whether that is jumping up an energy level or dropping down.

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Siwa Hwang 3G » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:55 pm

Electron transition occurs when an electron get hits by an external light and gains energy to move up to a higher level or releases energy to return to the ground level.

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Mackenzie Stockton 2H » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:43 pm

An electron transition means that an electron is either absorbing a photon (absorption) and going to a higher energy level (a higher n). An electron transition to a lower energy level entails the electron emitting a photon of light. The energy required or released for an electron to make an energy transmission is specific to each element. For Hydrogen, the energy at a specific energy level is equal to En= -hR/n^2, and the energy transition formula (delta E) = Efinal- E initial. Remember that this is just the process for the hydrogen atom, as the energy differences in other atoms are unique and different.

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Nhu Pham-Dis3G » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:46 pm

Electron levels are quantized (meaning that they can only be at discrete levels ie. 1,2, or 3, no in between). An electron transition just basically occurs when an electron moves from one level to the next. Energy is released whenever an electron transition occurs. Hopes this helps!

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Chinyere Okeke 2J » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:07 am

Electron transition basically when an electron goes from one energy level to another depending on if it is emitting energy or absorbing energy. If the electron has absorbed energy then it will go to a higher energy level, and vice versa if an electron emits energy as a photon then it will go to a lower energy level. The higher the energy level, the farther away from the nucleus the electron is. (I.E. an electron goes from n=1 to n=3, which is absorption)

Keep in mind that the energy levels of an electron are not continuous therefore the energy levels are quantized or in simpler terms discrete. So the energy levels can only be (n=1,2,3,4....). If the energy of the electron doesn't match the change in energy needed to go from one level to another it WILL NOT go to that energy level.

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Re: Electron Transition

Postby Armen_Isayan_2L » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Electron transition is the excitement of electrons as they move from one energy level to the higher energy level. There is a evident energy change in the electron transition.

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