# Is frequency quantized?

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1. Aug 29, 2015

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As to E=hf I understand that a energy can be arbitrary in order of proportional packages to given frequency. But is there any equation in quatum mechanics which imply a freq to be quantized?
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2. Aug 29, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

If $E$ can only take on discrete values, then $E=hf$ obviously implies that $f$ can only take on discrete values as well.

However, whether $E$ is limited to discrete values or not depends on the system. For example, a bound electron is limited that way but an unbound one is not.