Answer to Question #83749 in Inorganic Chemistry for Monique

Question #83749
Consider an atom that has an electron in an excited state. The electron falls to a lower energy level. What effect does that have on the electron?
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2018-12-12T07:51:47-0500

Answer on Question #83749, Chemistry/ Inoragnic Chemistry

Consider an atom that has an electron in an excited state. The electron falls to a lower energy level. What effect does that have on the electron?

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When an electron moves from a higher enrgy level to a lowerenergy level , energy is relesed (often as a light). In this process (emission) the energy of an electron decreases.

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