Wavelength and excited shells

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is the wavelength equal to the distance between the excited state shell and the rest state shell?
 

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is the wavelength equal to the distance between the excited state shell and the rest state shell?
No.

Could you please give more context. Are you talking about atoms?
 
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is the wavelength equal to the distance between the excited state shell and the rest state shell?

In fact, that statement is totally the wrong way round :wink:. The bigger the spacing between the shells (not a good way of looking at it, really because it's the energy difference that counts, rather than the hand-waving idea of spacing) the shorter the wavelength. This is because the frequency associated with the emitted is proportional to the energy change in the atom.
 
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yes, i was talking about atoms but i guess the answer is no.
 

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