Problem: How much energy does the electron have initially in the n = 4 excited state?The electron from a hydrogen atom drops from an excited state into the ground state. When an electron drops into a lower-energy orbital, energy is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation.

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How much energy does the electron have initially in the n = 4 excited state?


The electron from a hydrogen atom drops from an excited state into the ground state. When an electron drops into a lower-energy orbital, energy is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation.


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