Electrons can move up and down to different orbitals or shells based on absorbing or releasing of energy.

Concept #1: Understanding the Atom

Bohr's Model tries to explain what happens to the electron when it **absorbs** or **emits** energy.

Concept #2: Absorption vs. Emission

In **absorption**, an electron gains energy and becomes **excited**. In this excited state, the electron moves to higher energy level.

In **emission**, the electron releases its excess energy to go down to a lower energy level.

Example #1: Calculate the energy of the 4** ^{th}** electron found in the n = 2 state of the boron atom in kilojoules per mole.

Practice: Which of the following transitions (in a hydrogen atom) represents emission of the longest wavelength?

Practice: Which of the following transitions represents absorption of a photon with the largest energy?

Concept #3: Understanding Absorption & Emission

Concept #4: Different Emission Series

We know that **emission** is the releasing of energy, but different energies are released depending on which shell the electron falls. These different energies appear in different places on the electromagnetic spectrum.

Example #2: What is the wavelength of a photon (in nanometers) emitted during a transition from n = 4 to n = 2 state in the hydrogen atom?

Practice: Classify each of the following transitions as either a Lyman, Balmer or Paschen series. a) n = 3 to n = 1 b) n = 6 to n = 1 c) n = 3 to n = 2 d) n = 6 to n = 3 e) n = 4 to n = 2

Which transition between energy levels in a hydrogen atom corresponds to the shortest wavelength of light?
1. 5 → 6
2. 2 → 5
3. 2 → 3
4. 3 → 5
5. 3 → 4
6. 2 → 4

Which energy gap in the Bohr Model would be associated with the longest wavelength?(A) from n = 2 to n = 1(B) from n = 6 to n = 5(C) from n= 10 to n = 9(D) from n = 11 to n = 10(E) They have the same wavelength

Is energy emitted or absorbed when the following electronic transitions occur in hydrogen: (a) from n = 4 to n = 2

Which electronic transition in atomic hydrogen corresponds to the emission of visible light?a) n = 5 → n = 2b) n = 1 → n = 2c) n = 3 → n = 4d) n = 3 → n = 1

Indicate whether energy is emitted or absorbed when the following electronic transitions occur in hydrogen: (a) from n = 2 to n = 6

Consider the process of 2 H(g) → H2(g) where ΔH = −436 kJ/molDetermine if the sentence below is true or false.Shining light on hydrogen atoms could put electrons in n = 3, provided the intensity was sufficiently high.

How many unique emission lines are observed from a system with four equally spaced energy levels?a. 1b. 2c. 3d. 4e. 5

Which electronic transition in the hydrogen atom results in the emission of light of the shortest wavelength?A. n = 4 to n = 3B. n = 1 to n = 2C. n = 1 to n = 6D. n = 3 to n = 1E. n = 2 to n = 1

The lines in an atomic absorption spectrum are due to1. the presence of isotopes.2. movement of electrons from higher energy states to lower energy states in atoms.3. nuclear transitions in atoms.4. movement of electrons from lower energy states to higher energy states in atoms.

Using the figure down below, complete the following statement: When an electron undergoes Transition A, it ________ energy, and when it undergoes Transition B, it ________ energy and __________. A. absorbs, emits, absorbs electromagnetic radiationB. absorbs, releases, absorbs electromagnetic radiationC. absorbs, releases, emits electromagnetic radiationD. releases, absorbs, absorbs electromagnetic radiationE. releases, absorbs, emits electromagnetic radiation

One of the emission lines of the hydrogen atom has a wavelength of 93.8 nm. (a) In what region of the electromagnetic spectrum is this emission found?

Which of the following statements is/are true?a. An emission spectrum is formed when a beam of white light passes through a sample of gasb. An emission spectrum is formed by an electric current passing through a gas in a vacuum tubec. The photoelectric effect is due to particle-like behavior of lightd. The photoelectric effect is due to wave behavior of light1. A & C2. B & D3. A & D4. B & C5. C & D

For a hydrogen atom, which case will result in an absorption spectrum with the highest frequency?a. an electron transition from n = 1 → n = 2b. an electron transitions from n = 1 → n = 4c. an electron transition from n = 2 → n = 3d. an electron transitions from n = 3 → n = 1e. an electron transition from n = 4 → n = 3

Which of the following electron transitions requires the smallest energy to be absorbed by the hydrogen atom?A. from n = 1 to n = 2B. from n = 2 to n = 4C. from n = 2 to n = 6D. from n = 3 to n = 6E. from n = 4 to n = 6

Which of the following statements is (are) TRUE?I. An excited atom can return to its ground state by absorbing electromagnetic radiation.II. The energy of an atom is increased when electromagnetic radiation is emitted from it.III. The energy of electromagnetic radiation increases as its frequency increases.IV. An electron in the n = 4 state in the hydrogen atom can go to the n = 2 state by emitting electromagnetic radiation at the appropriate frequency.V. The frequency and wavelength of electromagnetic radiation are inversely proportional to each other. a) II, III, IV,b) III, Vc) I, II, IIId) III, IV, Ve) I, II, IV

Complete this sentence: Atoms emit visible and ultraviolet light a. as electrons jump from lower energy levels to higher levels. b. as the atoms condense from a gas to a liquid. c. as electrons jump from higher energy levels to lower levels. d. as they are heated and the solid melts to form a liquid. e. as the electrons move about the atom within an orbit.

The lines in the emission spectrum of hydrogen result from __________. A) electrons given off by hydrogen as it coolsB) decomposing hydrogen atomsC) electrons given off by hydrogen when it burnsD) energy given off in the form of visible light when an electron moves from a higher energy state to a lower energy stateE) protons given off when hydrogen burns

The lines in the emission spectrum of hydrogen result from ___________________ .A) electrons given off by hydrogen as it coolsB) decomposing hydrogen atomsC) electrons given off by hydrogen when it burnsD) energy given off in the form of visible light when an electron moves from a higher energy state to a lower energy stateE) protons given off when hydrogen burns

The lines in an atomic absorption spectrum are due to1. the presence of isotopes.2. movement of electrons from higher energy states to lower energy states in atoms.3. nuclear transitions in atoms4. movement of electrons from lower energy states to higher energy states in atoms.

According to the Bohr model for the hydrogen atom, which of the following transitions will emit light with the longest wavelength?
a. from the n = 4 to n = 2 energy level.
b. from the n = 4 to n = 3 energy level.
c. from the n = 3 to n = 1 energy level.
d. from the n = 6 to n = 2 energy level.
e. from the n = 5 to n = 3 energy level.

Which emission line in the hydrogen spectrum occurs at the highest frequency?a) n = 3 → n = 1b) n = 4 → n = 2c) n = 7 → n = 5d) n = 10 → n = 8

Which of the following processes is endothermic?a. An atom emits a photon.b. The electron gain process of a fluorine atom.c. An atom absorbs a photon.d. The condensation of water.e. None of the above processes are endothermic.

Which of the following transitions (in a hydrogen atom) represent emission of the smallest or shortest wavelength? n = 4 to n = 2n = 3 to n= 4n = 1 to n = 2n = 7 to n = 5n = 2 to n = 5

Which of the following transitions represent absorption of a photon with the highest frequency? n = 3 to n = 1n = 2 to n = 4n = 1 to n = 2n = 6 to n = 3n = 1 to n = 3

Which of the following emission lines corresponds to part of the Balmer series of lines in the spectrum of a hydrogen atom?A) n2 → n1B) n4 → n2C) n4 → n1D) n3 → n2E) n4 → n3 1. B and D only2. E only3. A and C only4. A, D, and E only5. B and C only

The bright lines of an emission spectrum are the result of _____.a. electrons being ejected from atomsb. electrons losing energy as they spiral into the nucleus of an atomc. electrons transitioning from a lower energy level to a higher energy leveld. electrons transitioning from a higher energy level to a lower energy level

Which of the following transitions represent the emission of a photon with the largest energy?A) n = 1 to n = 4B) n = 2 to n = 5C) n = 3 to n = 1D) n = 6 to n = 3E) n = 2 to n = 1

Which of the following statements is or are true?1. An excited atom can return to a lower energy level by absorbing light energy.2. An atom can be excited by emitting light energy.3. As the energy of electromagnetic radiation increases, its frequency increases.4. The frequency and wavelength of light are inversely proportional.a) 1 and 2 onlyb) 2 onlyc) 2 and 3d) 1 and 3e) 3 and 4

According to the Bohr model for the hydrogen atom, the energy necessary to excite an electron from n = 1 to n = 2 is _______ the energy necessary to excite an electron from n = 5 to n = 6. equal to either less or equal to greater than less than either equal to or greater than

According to the quantum-mechanical model for the hydrogen atom, which electron transition would produce light with the longest wavelength?4p → 3p 4s → 3p 5s → 4p 3p → 2a 2p → 1s

Which electron transition produces light of the highest frequency in the hydrogen atom?a. 2p → 1sb. 4p → 1sc. 3p → 1sd. 5p → 1s

According to the Bohr atomic theory, when an electron moves from one energy level to another further from the nucleusa) energy has been absorbedb) energy has been emittedc) light has been emittedd) photons have been dischargede) no change in energy is observed

Atoms emit visible, IR, and UV light _____________ a) as electrons jump from lower energy levels to higher levels.b) as electrons drop from higher energy levels to lower levels.c) As they are heated and the solid melts to form a liquid.d) As the atoms condense from a gas to a liquid.e) As the electrons move about the atom within an orbit. The order of the lower energy levels for the question above area) 1, 2, 3b) 3, 2, 1c) 2, 3, 1d) 2, 1, 3e) 1, 3, 2

An electron in the n=7 level of the hydrogen atom relaxes to a lower energy level, emitting light of 2166 nm.
What is the value of n for the level to which the electron relaxed?

The energies, E, for the first few states of an unknown element are shown here in arbitrary units.

Calculate the wavelength, in nanometers, of the spectral line produced when an electron in a hydrogen atom undergoes the transition from the energy level n = 7 to the level n = 2.

What are the wavelengths, in nanometers, of the bright lines of the hydrogen emission spectrum corresponding to the transition: n = 5 to n = 2.

Atomic emission spectra are due to electronsa. being removed from an atom.b. in an atom rising from one energy level to a higher one.c. in an atom dropping from one energy level to a lower one.d. being added to an atom. changing state from solid to liquid.