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

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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