1A.15: Initial and final energy levels

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1A.15: Initial and final energy levels

Postby Julia Lindner 1I » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm

I don't understand how to figure out the values of n for the final energy level of a specific line with a given wavelength. I know that this line (102.6 nm) is in the Lyman series according to figure 1A.10, so it makes sense that the initial value would be n=1, but how do you know what the final energy level is? Does it require a calculation? I don't really have a grasp on the concepts of spectral lines and energy levels since the textbook only briefly explains them.

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Re: 1A.15: Initial and final energy levels

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:18 pm

You will need to use the Rydberg equation to determine n2.

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