## Atomic Spectra

$c=\lambda v$

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### Atomic Spectra

What are some important trend we should on the atomic spectra? Like what wavelength has higher energy and things like that

Ishan Saha 1L
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### Re: Atomic Spectra

Higher Frequency means higher energy, as can be told from the formula E=hv, where v is frequency. Because v and wavelength (λ) are inversely related in c=λ v, the larger the wavelength, the lower the frequency, and so the lower the energy.

Annalise Eder 2L
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### Re: Atomic Spectra

Knowing the series may also be helpful. The Balmer series is associated with energy changes where n=2 and exists in the visible light spectrum. The Lyman series is associated with energy changes where n=1and exists in the UV spectrum. These series are for Hydrogen only.