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What are quanta of light called?

2. explain why you see different colors in a flame test and compare the energies of the different colors.
3. what is the symbol of an atom’s principle quantum number? what is the principle quantum number?


  1. 1. Photons
    2. Because higher frequencies have more energy higher frequency light is more energetic. Flames are simply excited electron releasing energy in the form of light. Energy progresses from red to violet in terms of visible light because violet has shorter wave length and hence higher frequencies.
    3. What is a quantum number for an atom? Maybe you phrased it wrong, either way I don’t know.

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