Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 28 - Quantum Mechanics of Atoms - Questions: 21

Answer

They have higher energy, which is inversely proportional to wavelength.

Work Step by Step

The spacing between energy levels gets larger as n increases. In particular, the energy difference between the n = 1 and n = 2 levels is larger than between any other energy levels. Electron transitions between low-n levels produce photons of relatively higher energy, which have a high frequency and a short wavelength.
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