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Simple Question Regarding Bohr Atom Model

  1. Oct 7, 2014 #1
    From Wikipedia, the following diagram explains the energy emitted when an electron jumps from a higher-energy shell to a lower-energy shell:
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    I already know that the energy of a single photon is equal to ##hf## and in this diagram, ##\Delta E=hf##. Does that mean that ##\Delta E## is only one photon?
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2014 #2

    jtbell

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    Yes, a "downward" transition between two energy levels produces a single photon.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2014 #3

    mfb

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    It does not have to, but this is the typical case, yes.
     
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