Energy for n=infinity

Asked by  | 23rd Feb, 2010, 09:34: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,

The energy  levels in an atom are taken as negative numbers, so that atinfinity (totally ionised) the electron  has a potential energy  of zero. The energy of ionisation is the energy to raise the electron's energy to zero.

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Answered by  | 24th Feb, 2010, 09:45: AM

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