Thursday, 17 March 2011

5CH - The Bohr model of the atom

Did more work on the Bohr model today. Energy is taken in by the electron to jump up one level or more and energy is given out in the form of a photon as the electron moves back down to its original level. The energy required to move from one level to the next can be displayed in an energy diagram. The bigger the gap between the lines, the more energy it takes to move between the levels. These energies are always shown as negative with the ionisation level (where the electron leaves the atom) being at 0 Joules.

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