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Describe/draw the process and steps of an electron emitting light.

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    First, energy is absorbed by electrons and excitation occurs.

    Second, electrons move from the ground state to the excited state.

    Third, electrons are excited and therefore they move from a higher energy state to a lower energy state.

    Fourth, emission occurs in quantum amounts resulting in line spectra specific to each element.

    For the fifth step, what do you think happens next?

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