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Homework Help: Electronic/ Energy levels

  1. Aug 29, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Why are electronic levels present for an atom? What is the need for differentiating energy levels?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 29, 2011 #2
    What do you think?
     
  4. Aug 29, 2011 #3
    I was taught that energy levels are used for differentiating the position of an electron in an atom. Why is that it needs to be specific levels?
     
  5. Aug 29, 2011 #4
    I guess you are asking why different atoms have different discrete energy states and if so the best answer comes from quantum theory.It will help if you study Niels Bohr's analysis of the hydrogen atom.Try googling "Bohr atom".The analysis can be described as being obsolete but it is still widely studied because it introduces the concept of energy levels and it makes a good introduction to the subject.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011
  6. Sep 19, 2011 #5
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