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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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Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 286 Points
8 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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