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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excited_state

In quantum mechanics, an excited state of a system is any quantum state of the system that has a higher energy than the ground state Excitation is an elevation in energy level above an arbitrary baseline energy state. In physics there is a specific technical definition for energy level which is often associated with an atom ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_state

The ground state of a quantum mechanical system is its lowest-energy state; the energy of the ground state is known as the zero-point energy of the system. An excited state is any state with energy greater than the ground state. In the quantum field theory, the ground state is usually called the vacuum state or the vacuum.

socratic.org/chemistry/the-bohr-model-of-the-atom/excited-states-and-ground-states

The ground state in quantum mechanics is the minimal energy of an atom or molecule. An excited state is any state of energy higher than the ground state which is usually attained by the absorption of energy. Different atoms and molecules are variably excitable meaning that some get excited easily, while others require ...

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Jan 26, 2016 ... If an electron ( e− ) configuration is not in the GROUND state, then it is in the EXCITED state. Sodium has 11 electrons. Here are 3 possible electron configurations: Ground state: 1s22s22p63s1 : no electrons are excited from their default configuration. Excited state "a": 1s22s22p63p1 : one 3s electron ...

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Nov 28, 2013 ... Describes how to determine whether an atom is in the ground state or excited state and shows how to determine the identity of the atom given an electron conf.. .

study.com/academy/lesson/excited-state-in-chemistry-definition-lesson-quiz.html

When a valence electron absorbs energy, it enters what is known as an excited state. The excited state can commonly take the form of the electron jumping from its original energy level or orbital, also known as the ground state, to an empty orbital of a higher energy shell that is further away from the nucleus. The excited  ...

sciencestruck.com/ground-state-vs-excited-state-of-atom

The smallest bit of a chemical element is termed as an atom. Quantum physics is the branch which explains the structural formation as well as the behavior of an atom. An atom is made up of three particles: electron, proton, and neutron. Transitions of electrons and subsequent changes in energy levels define the state of an ...

www.britannica.com/science/ground-state

Atomic energy levels are typically measured by observing transitions between two levels. For example, an atom in its lowest possible energy state (called the ground state) can be excited to a higher state only if energy is added by an amount that is equal to the difference between the two levels. Thus, by measuring the ...

www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-excited-state-605112

May 18, 2017 ... Excited State Definition. The excited state describes an atom, ion or molecule with an electron in a higher than normal energy level than its ground state. The length of time a particle spends in the excited state before falling to a lower energy state varies. Short duration excitation usually results in release of ...