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Suppose we have 3 equipotential surfaces V1 V2 & V3(V1>V2>V3) and an electron residing in second surface and roaming freely with kinetic energy say K.E. Now if our K.E is greater than e(V1-V2) will the electron jump to the top surface with decreased kinetic energy? On the other hand will it jump to the lower state?If none of the above happens how will an electron jump to higher states if we provide external energy(as in the case of energy bands)?