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How does electron confinement in an ion or molecule affect its color?

How does electron confinement in an ion or molecule affect its color?

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Vijay Luxmi Askiitiansexpert
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13 years ago

The more electrons are confined, the closer the spacings between their energy levels and so the bluer the colors they absorb. Different ions obviously confine their electrons differently, and so have different colors.

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