Question #471a4

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Jul 14, 2017

Electrons have set orbits around the nucleus, whose energies depend on size. When an electron moves between orbits radiation is either absorbed or emitted.



  • Electrons orbit the nucleus in orbits that have a set size and energy.
  • The energy of the orbit is related to its size. The lowest energy is found in the smallest orbit.
  • Radiation is absorbed or emitted when an electron moves from one orbit to another.

(Explanation taken from ThoughtCo)