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    Why doesn't the electron in transition metal ion release energy back in photon like in flame test?
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    (Original post by mystreet091234)
    Why doesn't the electron in transition metal ion release energy back in photon like in flame test?
    Do you mean why doesn't it release the energy that it absorbed to get exited up to the higher 3-d sub shell?
    If this is the case is does release energy but in the form of vibrational energy rather than light.
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    It does release photons, just a different wavelength outside of the visible light spectrum
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    (Original post by SamuelN98)
    Do you mean why doesn't it release the energy that it absorbed to get exited up to the higher 3-d sub shell?
    If this is the case is does release energy but in the form of vibrational energy rather than light.
    Yes

    Why doesnt it release light as in flame test?
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    (Original post by mystreet091234)
    Yes

    Why doesnt it release light as in flame test?
    The excited electrons relax via so-called "forbidden" states releasing energy at much lower energy.
 
 
 
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