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- Homework Statement
- The absorption of the highest frequency photon will cause which transition(s) in the hydrogen atom?

a) 2p to 3s

b) 2p to 4d

c) 2p to 4s

d) 4p to 1s

e) 4d to 1s

f) 3s to 6f

- Relevant Equations
- transitions

When a photon is absorbed, electrons move from a lower energy level to a higher energy level, so my answer is a, b, c, and f.

I don't understand why the solution is b, c, d, e. Can electrons in this case move from a higher to lower energy level?

Thank you.

I don't understand why the solution is b, c, d, e. Can electrons in this case move from a higher to lower energy level?

Thank you.