Rydberg Constant  [ENDORSED]


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Rydberg Constant

Postby Olivia_Chen_3E » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:22 pm

When doing the homework problems, I googled the Rydberg constant to double check it, but the result I got was 10973731.6 m-1, which was completely different from the value that is in our course reader, and I was wondering why they were different.

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Re: Rydberg Constant  [ENDORSED]

Postby Kevin Bangi 1A » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:42 pm

The Rydberg constant as you have seen on google differs from the constant as seen in the course reader only by the units they are given. In reality, all values of the rydberg constant are equal such as
3.29* 10^15 Hz = 10973731.6 m-1
Because the units have changed, you have to also change the number in order to make them equivalent to each other.


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