### Question 1.15 Rydberg Equation Math Problem

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**Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 pm**1.15 In the ultraviolet spectrum of atomic hydrogen, a line is observed at 102.6 nm. Determine the values of n for the initial and final energy levels of the electron during the emission of energy that leads to this spectral line.

I used . Is this the correct equation to use?

I came up with

= .

The power of 10 is wrong and I need guesswork to find the answer. (n1=1, n2=3).

Is there a simpler way that I am missing?

I used . Is this the correct equation to use?

I came up with

= .

The power of 10 is wrong and I need guesswork to find the answer. (n1=1, n2=3).

Is there a simpler way that I am missing?