What is an electron energy level?

In summary, there are several links available on the internet that provide detailed explanations of energy levels and atomic orbitals. These topics can be studied in the realm of either physics or chemistry, with the latter being the more common introduction to them. A quick Google search can help you find a more "lecture" inclined text on these subjects.
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Werg22
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I don't really know what it is... if someone could give me a link that explains what it is in details (but still in the realm of algebra), thank you.
 
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Thanks for that, but would you happen to know a link with a more "lecture" inclined text?
 
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Werg22 said:
Thanks for that, but would you happen to know a link with a more "lecture" inclined text?
Do you want to know about atomic orbitals in the scope of physics or chemistry? The latter is typically where they're introduced, whereas the physics of atomic orbitals are extremely complex.

A quick search of Google should yield what you're looking for.

http://www.chemguide.co.uk/atoms/properties/atomorbs.html
 
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Alright, thanks alot.
 

Related to What is an electron energy level?

1. What is an electron energy level?

An electron energy level is a quantized energy state that an electron can occupy within an atom. It is sometimes referred to as an "orbit" or "shell".

2. How are electron energy levels determined?

Electron energy levels are determined by the specific characteristics and properties of an atom, such as its atomic number and electron configuration. These energy levels are also influenced by the presence of other atoms or molecules in the surrounding environment.

3. What is the significance of electron energy levels?

Electron energy levels are significant because they determine the behavior and properties of an atom, such as its chemical reactivity and ability to form bonds with other atoms. The arrangement and number of electrons in an atom's energy levels also determine its overall stability and electronic configuration.

4. How do electrons move between energy levels?

Electrons can move between energy levels by absorbing or releasing energy in the form of photons. When an electron absorbs energy, it can jump to a higher energy level. Conversely, when an electron releases energy, it falls to a lower energy level.

5. Can electrons exist between energy levels?

No, electrons can only exist in discrete energy levels. The energy levels in an atom act like "steps" on a ladder, and an electron must occupy one of these levels. It cannot exist in the space between energy levels.

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