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Solved: What is the difference between the ground state of an atom and an excited state

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 16Q

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What is the difference between the ground state of an atom and an excited state of an atom?

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Solution 16Q

  • The ground state is the lowest energy state of the atom. When the atom absorbs energy, it can move to a higher energy state, or excited state.
  • The ground state is the stable state of an atom but the excited state is highly unstable due to higher energy.
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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