IF an electron is excited, what can it do? Dissipate the energy to the object, emit another photon?

IF a photon hits an object and NO electron is excited, what happened there?

What are the possible causes of electron excitation?

  • $\begingroup$ Also, can a non-exact photon (to get the electron to the required energy level) cause electron excitation? $\endgroup$ Apr 21, 2016 at 2:48
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    $\begingroup$ The question of photons with non-exact energies is addressed here: chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/49583/… $\endgroup$ Apr 21, 2016 at 5:44


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