Problem: If you put 120 volts of electricity through a pickle, the pickle will smoke and start glowing an orange-yellow color. The light is emitted because the sodium ions in the pickle become excited; their return to the ground state results in light emission (see Figure 6.13b and Sample Exercise 6.3). (c) Calculate the energy gap between the excited and ground states for the sodium ion.

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If you put 120 volts of electricity through a pickle, the pickle will smoke and start glowing an orange-yellow color. The light is emitted because the sodium ions in the pickle become excited; their return to the ground state results in light emission (see Figure 6.13b and Sample Exercise 6.3). (c) Calculate the energy gap between the excited and ground states for the sodium ion.

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