Problem: 1. For a hydrogen-like atom, classify these electron transitions by whether they result in the (absorption) or (emission) of light?n=1 to n=3 n=2 to n=1 n=3 to n=2 n=3 to n=5 2. Ignoring sign, which transition is associated with the greatest energy change? n=1 to n=3 n=2 to n=1 n=3 to n=2n=3 to n=5

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absorption: lower to higher energy level

emission: higher energy to lower energy level


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1. For a hydrogen-like atom, classify these electron transitions by whether they result in the (absorption) or (emission) of light?

n=1 to n=3 

n=2 to n=1 

n=3 to n=2 

n=3 to n=5 


2. Ignoring sign, which transition is associated with the greatest energy change? 

n=1 to n=3 

n=2 to n=1 

n=3 to n=2

n=3 to n=5

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