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Philosoraptor Meme | PLATINUM HAS 78 PROTONS AND IS A SILVER COLOR. GOLD HAS 79 PROTONS AND IS A YELLOWISH COLOR. HOW DOES ADDING ONE PROTON MAKE IT CHANGE COLOR | image tagged in memes,philosoraptor,platinum,gold,chemistry | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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For each proton there is one electron. The electrons orbit the nucleus in "shells". The "shells" consist of "subshells".

If an electron is hit by a photon--the thing that carries the energy, and which we perceive as light or heat or some other length of radiation--the electron absorbs the photon.

With more energy, the electron moves further out from the nucleus. At some point the electron gives off a photon--losing energy--and drops back to a lower subshell or shell.

Photons travel in waves--like the sine waves from high school math. The distance from zero to maximum to zero to minimum back to zero is called a wavelength.

Every color has its own wavelength. Not just "red, orange, yellow", but each different shade of yellow, etc., is a different wavelength.

Electrons traveling around a nucleus have their own wavelengths. They can only use a path of 1, 2, 3, etc., wavelengths--not 1.5 or 2.7, etc. So when an electron jumps to a higher shell, it would go from a path of 3 wavelengths to 4, then back to 3 at some point.

They also can only absorb and emit photons that have the same wavelengths.

Because electron paths can't cross, etc., each element has a set of paths unique to that element. The combination of paths for platinum means that the light it can absorb and emit looks silver to us. Gold has a different combination of paths, and the light wavelengths it can absorb and emit look yellow to us.
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