Suppose we have an atom with several energy levels (e.g. an hydrogen), and it is hit by photons.
I know that in order to have the atom change energy levels, the photon must have an energy level precisely equal to the energy difference of the two levels.
What happens if the photon has more energy than the ionization energy for the ground state (i.e., the sum of the series of differences between consecutive levels)?
It is not clear to me. Thanks!