Pretty basic question: If energy levels (say, of an electron) are quantized, how is an interaction resolved wherein incoming energy (say, a photon) is not of an appropriate amount of energy to result in an appropriate response (say, moving from 1s to 2s in a simple hydrogen atom)?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Suppose the photon had just a little bit more energy than the 1s--> 2s transition. What happens to the excess?

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# Quantization of energy levels

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