Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 5 - Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions: 27

Answer

Higher energy lower energy difference

Work Step by Step

The first two blanks require basic knowledge of the chapter, so it is vital to know them. We know that the energy decreases when going from a higher energy state to a lower energy state. Since energy is conserved, we know that this energy goes somewhere. In this case, the differences in energy are released through light.
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