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Homework Help: CHEM

Posted by K on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 2:02pm.

The electron from a hydrogen atom drops from an excited state into the ground state. When an electron drops into a lower-energy orbital, energy is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation.

Part A: How much energy does the electron have initially in the n=4 excited state?

answer I got = -1.36*10^-19 J

Part B: If the electron from Part A now drops to the ground state, how much energy is released?
Enter your answer numerically in joules.

answer= delta E= _____J

what equation should I use for to answer Part B & how do I plug in to get the correct answer?

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