Transcript for scene 34 of the video " The Incredible Experience vs Ice Age - part 1" by Rolf Witzsche  

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The hydrogen atom has only one electron

Our teacher told us that the hydrogen atom has only one electron. The teachers says that when an atom absorbs energy, its electron jumps to a higher orbit. But since it can't stay there, it snaps back, whereby the energy is re-transmitted, and flows away from it as a photon of light. With hydrogen having only one electron, the teacher says, it can produce only a few types of photons, because there exist only so many higher orbital spaces that the electron jump into, and back from. This is why only 5 different colors can be emitted by a hydrogen atom, in narrow strips.


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