X-ray Generation From Atoms Quiz
Neils Bohr numbered the energy levels (n) of hydrogen, with level 1
(n=1) being the ground state, level 2 being the first excited state,
and so on. Remember that there is a maximum energy that each electron
can have and still be part of its atom. Beyond that energy, the electron
is no longer bound to the nucleus of the atom and it is considered to be
ionized (or "free"). In that case n approaches infinity.
The equation for determining the energy of any state (the
is as follows:
Because the energy is so small, the energy is measured in
electron-volts, designated as "eV". 1 eV = 1.6 x 10-19 J.
Answer the following questions: Don't forget to include units!