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Atomic energy level

  1. Jul 4, 2009 #1
    Why in atom, ther r discrete energy level & not continous?
    and energy emitted, from atom is in quata only????plz give me exat answer or a related websites.
    thanx in advance:redface:
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2009 #2
    Exact answer: because the eigenvalue spectrum of the Hamiltonian for a Hydrogen-like atom is discrete. To understand this you need to learn basic quantum mechanics. Here is a summary of the exact solution to the hydrogen atom:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-like_atom
     
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