Calculating the wavelength of a spectral line from an energy diagram

Calculating the wavelength of a spectral line from an energy diagram

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Calculating the wavelength of a spectral line from an energy diagram The lowest possible energy is called the ground state, all other states are called excited states A has the lowest energy at 350 zJ B is next at 500 zJ An electron making a transition to a state of lower energy will emit a photon to get rid of excess energy An electron going to a higher state will
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Unformatted text preview: absorb a photon to get the extra energy From C to A, a photon must be emitted Use the fact that the energy of the photon emitted or absorbed during a transition is equal to the difference in energy between the states 850 - 350 = 500 zJ, the photon emitted has an energy of 500 zJ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course CHEM 152 taught by Professor Chiu during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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