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Which of the following best describes how an electron moves when it absorbs or releases exact amounts of energy? A.The electron moves to the ground state. B.The electron moves between orbital levels. C.The electron moves to bond with other electrons. D.The electron moves beyond ionization potential.

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Annie Barnes on August 3, 2018

Answer: The correct choice is B. Explanation: As the electron moves from lower energy level to highest energy level, it absorbs a certain amount of energy. When the electron returns from this higher energy level to lower energy level, it emits the exact amount of energy that it has absorbed.As each orbital has a characteristic energy value, provided that the electrons absorb or emit energy, they move to a different energy level occupy different orbitals, and therefore we can say that the electron moves between the orbital levels.


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