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Solution: 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

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 = 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

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.


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