Problem: For this question consider the figure that shows an energy level diagram for a certain atom (not hydrogen). Several transitions are shown and are labeled by letters. Note: The diagram is not drawn to scale. Which transition corresponds to the emission of a 177 nm photon? Which transition corresponds to the absorption of a 124 nm photon?

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We’re being asked to determine transition corresponding to the emission of 177 and absorption 124 nm photon.


Recall that the energy of a photon (E) is given by:


E=hv (1)


where:

h = Planck’s constant (6.626 × 10–34 J • s)

v = frequency (in s–1)


Also, recall that the frequency (v) and wavelength (λ) are related:


λ=cv (2)


where:

c = speed of light (3.0 × 108 m/s)


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For this question consider the figure that shows an energy level diagram for a certain atom (not hydrogen). Several transitions are shown and are labeled by letters. Note: The diagram is not drawn to scale. 

Which transition corresponds to the emission of a 177 nm photon? 

Which transition corresponds to the absorption of a 124 nm photon?

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