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Problem 18 Hard Difficulty

A hydrogen atom initially in its ground state $(n=1)$ absorbs a photon and ends up in the state for which $n=3 .$ (a) What is the energy of the absorbed photon?
(b) If the atom returns to the ground state, what photon energies could the atom emit?


a. $E_{31}=12.1 \mathrm{eV}$
b. $1.89 \mathrm{eV}$ and $10.2 \mathrm{eV}$


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