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in a hydrogen spectrum when an electron moves frm a higher orbit to lower orbit it takes only one path, but while returng back it can take several path. example suppose elctrn moves frm n=1 to n=4, it moves directly to 4th orbit, but while coming back frm n4, it can go to n=3, n=2 or n=1.

in a hydrogen spectrum when an electron moves frm a higher orbit to lower orbit it takes only one path, but while returng back it can take several path. example suppose elctrn moves frm n=1 to n=4, it moves directly to 4th orbit, but while coming back frm n4, it can go to n=3, n=2 or n=1.

Grade:Upto college level

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Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 286 Points
7 years ago
No, its not the case because it totally depends upon the energy provided to get excited, if that enegy is not sufficient then of course it will never move to 4th level.
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