Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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What are ground and excited electronic states?

The ground electronic state of an atom or molecule is the lowest energy electronic state. Excited states are any electronic states that have a higher energy than the lowest energy electronic state.


An example of a typical spectrum plotting absorbance versus wavelength.


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