Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 30 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 577-578: 19


A metastable state is a state of excitation that lasts for a little while.

Work Step by Step

A stable state lasts for a longer period. An unstable state doesn't persist at all. This is discussed on page 571.
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