Piper has had a rough couple of days. So Abel is trying his best to cheer his friend up, although he himself has not being doing so good either.
Piper, today we are going on a road trip.
Please just take me home Abel.
Abel is the excited state of an atom. He is very energetic because he obtains his energy by drinking coffee, but this makes him unstable. Piper doesn't drink coffee which is why he is at the ground state of an atom. He is stable and is the lowest energy state of an atom.
Come on cheer up Piper, lately you have been in the lowest state of energy. I think what you need is a cup of coffee.
Easy for you to say, you're always in your excited state. I refuse to drink coffee, I'd rather stay in my ground state.
Abel, literally just drive. You dragged me along, I want to stay at my ground state.
They were headed to Luminous Land because Abel heard that it was lit. He wants to emit his light and spread the joy (energy) he has to others (light emission), so they too can be at an excited state.
What is wrong with him...
I started at the ground state, just like you Piper, and now look at me! I am in the excited state and when we get to Luminous Land I will light you up too.
WHAT!?!? NO! I want to stay how I am, Abel is just too stubborn to listen!
Yes, this is Piper. I told him he could get to the excited state. By gaining more energy.
I can help him with that. Gaining energy means also gaining more energy levels. Energy levels can help with going into the excited state. They are fixed distances from the nucleus where electrons can be found.
When they arrived to Luminous Land, Abel saw his friend Dan. He greeted them with great joy. Dan's nickname is Energetic Dan, since he likes to stay active and is always energetic. He has the capacity to do work in a physical system.
Hey Abel, I reckon this is your friend who is still at ground state..?
Negative Nate shows up. In this land he is known as an electron. He is a negatively charged subatomic particle found in all atoms.
I like it, Piper doesn't know what he's missing out on.
Y'all some weirdos for real. Being at an excited state is not that good. It's a temporary feeling of satisfaction
I like this guy we think alike.
Being at an excited state is not for everyone, but I like it. I like feeling energized