Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 30 - Think and Explain: 78

Answer

Six transitions are possible. The six possibilities are, listed by initial and final quantum levels: 4 to 3 (lowest-frequency light produced because this is the smallest energy drop) 4 to 2 4 to 1 (highest-frequency light produced because this is the largest energy drop) 3 to 2 3 to 1 2 to 1

Work Step by Step

For photons, E = hf, where E is the energy, h is Planck's constant, and f is the photon's vibrational frequency.
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