Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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As One Considers Orbits with Higher Values of N in a Hydrogen Atom, the Electric Potential Energy of the Atom - Physics

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As one considers orbits with higher values of n in a hydrogen atom, the electric potential energy of the atom

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  • decreases

  •  increases

  •  remains the same

  • does not increase

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Solution

increases

The electric potential energy of hydrogen atom with electron at the nth state is given by

V = - `(2xx13.6)/n^2`

As the value of n increases, the potential energy of the hydrogen atom also increases, i.e. the atom becomes less bound as n increases.

Concept: The Line Spectra of the Hydrogen Atom
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 21 Bohr’s Model and Physics of Atom
MCQ | Q 8 | Page 383
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