Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 32 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 11

Answer

Yes. During a single transition, it gives off exactly one photon. However, if there is an intermediate energy state, i.e., a temporary stopping point, between the initial and final states, the electron can give off more than one photon altogether by making multiple jumps.

Work Step by Step

It makes two downward transitions, and emits a photon during each one. This is discussed on page 607.
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