Problem: Suppose energy is delivered to atoms of fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine sufficient to cause each atom’s outermost electron to jump to the n=7 state. Now imagine that these electrons return to the ground state, giving off light as they fall. Which gas will emit light of the highest frequency?1. iodine2. chlorine3. fluorine 4. bromine

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Suppose energy is delivered to atoms of fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine sufficient to cause each atom’s outermost electron to jump to the n=7 state. Now imagine that these electrons return to the ground state, giving off light as they fall. Which gas will emit light of the highest frequency?

1. iodine

2. chlorine

3. fluorine 

4. bromine

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