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Secondary V • 1yr.

How does the line spectrum support Bohr’s claim that electrons cannot exist between energy levels?


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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Hi RedFlamingo2804,

    Thanks for your question!

    Bohr's model claims that electrons can only occupy certain energy levels. When they go from a level to another, the electrons emit a photon and his wavelength determines the difference of energy between the two levels.

    To prove that electrons can't exist between energy levels, Bohr used the line spectrum. If the electrons could exist between the energy levels, they would continuously emit light and not a series of photons as they change levels. This proves that they can only occupy certain levels of energy.

    I hope that helps and feel free to write us again !

    Anthony B.

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