Problem: Which transition would result in the absorption of a photon with the longest wavelength?

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Recall that starting from n = 1, the distance between each energy level gets smaller as shown below:



Emission is a transition process from a higher energy level to a lower energy level


Absorption is a transition process from a lower energy level to a higher energy level


Recall that the energy of a photon is given by:



We can see that energy and frequency are directly proportional. The energy in a transition also depends on the distance between the energy levels.


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Which transition would result in the absorption of a photon with the longest wavelength?

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