United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang
Think of an atom as a
3 orbits are permitted
1. Permitted orbits of an electron in an atom are limited
2. Each orbit is a different energy
3. Inside orbits have lower energies than the outside ones
4. When electrons in an atom change energy states they absorb or release energy
Permitted Orbital Energies
Each orbital is associated with a specific energy
Electrons can only absorb or emit energy that is equal to the difference between the absolute value of 2 energy levels.
A single photon of energy is given off when electrons go down energy levels.
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