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**Problem**: Which of the following transitions (of the electron in a hydrogen atom) result from the emission of a photon with the largest energy?A) n = 2 to n = 5B) n = 2 to n = 1C) n = 1 to n = 4D) n = 6 to n = 3E) n = 3 to n = 1

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine **which transition** represents the **emission of a photon with the highest energy**.

** Emission** is a transition process from a higher energy level to a lower energy level. The energy in a transition depends on the distance between the energy levels: this means the

**transition with the greatest distance produces the largest energy**.

###### Problem Details

Which of the following transitions (of the electron in a hydrogen atom) result from the **emission** of a photon with the largest energy?

A) *n* = 2 to *n* = 5

B) *n* = 2 to *n* = 1

C) *n* = 1 to *n* = 4

D) *n* = 6 to *n* = 3

E) *n* = 3 to *n* = 1

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