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jumbogala

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## Homework Statement

Is the probability that an electron transitions from the N to M (n = 4 to n = 3) shell different than the electron going from L to K (n = 2 to n = 1)?

So basically, should I expect to see a lot more transitions from n = 2 to n = 1, than any other type of transition? If so, why?

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm not really sure why this would be. Perhaps because you need more energy in the first place to knock electrons out of the higher levels? That's just a guess. Can anyone help me out, I'm curious if and why this is true.