Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 27 - Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom - Questions: 25

Answer

Hydrogen's single electron has an infinite number of energy states.

Work Step by Step

Hydrogen has one electron, but that electron can occupy an infinite number of energy states. Each line in the hydrogen spectrum corresponds to a transition between two of these possible states, so there are many possibilities.
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