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Learning About The Bohr Model

The Excited State

What happens when electrons move to higher levels of energy?

When an electron gains a higher level of energy, the atom then moves from the ground state to the excited state.  An excited state is the condition of an atom whose electrons are at higher energy levels than the ones they usually occupy.
 
Anyhoo, even though the electron has moved to a higher energy level, the atom is now energetically unstable because it holds all different kinds of energy, now.  So, the atom will not stay in an excited state for too long.
 
Electrons move to lower levels very fast.

WHEN electrons move from their high energy levels to lower ones, the energy that they gained leaves them just like it came to them.  So that means that the energy leaves the atom just like the atom obtained it.
 
 
 

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