Problem: PART A:How much energy does the electron have initially in the n=4 excited state? PART B:What is the change in energy if the electron from Part A now drops to the ground state?PART C:What is the wavelength of the photon that has been released in Part B?Express your answer numerically in meters.

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Part A. We are being asked to determine the amount of energy the electron initially have in the n=4 excited state.


Recall the equation:

En = -2.18×10-18 Jphotonn2


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PART A:

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

PART B:

What is the change in energy if the electron from Part A now drops to the ground state?

PART C:

What is the wavelength of the photon that has been released in Part B?

Express your answer numerically in meters.

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