Electron Transitions & Spectral Lines


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The movement of an electron between energy levels is called:

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1. Which series of spectral lines of hydrogen includes wavelengths visible to the human eye?

2. If a short-wavelength photon is absorbed by an atom you'd expect it to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The multiple-choice questions in this interactive quiz focus on the main points presented in the lesson. The questions will help you determine which information you have mastered and which details might require further review.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following:

  • Term for the movement of an electron between energy levels
  • Series of spectral lines of hydrogen
  • Short wavelength photons absorbed by an atom
  • Result of an electron jumping down an energy level

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you strengthen these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related astronomy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding electron transitions and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the series of spectral lines of hydrogen that include wavelengths visible to the human eye

Additional Learning

Make sure to check out the corresponding lesson titled Electron Transitions & Spectral Lines. The interesting lesson covers these topics:

  • Characterizing electric transitions
  • Defining photons and electromagnetic light
  • Exploring photon absorption restrictions
  • Considering emission lines and excited atoms