Question 1.57

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Question 1.57

Postby Dennisse Diaz 1D » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:44 pm

How do you find the wavelength of the next line in the series?
I keep looking up YouTube videos, but they all use different equations and they skip the explanation. Can someone please go over how to find the next line in details?

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Re: Question 1.57

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:12 pm

You would use the following equation: (where ). It would also help to know what defines a Balmer series from others like Lyman or Paschen. The lowest energy of a Balmer series is n=2. Thus, you can presume what the next wavelength would be based on the trend of increasing n-value (E is also related to wavelength, so see if you can use this relationship and the above equation to find the answer).

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