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Homework Question 1A15

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:26 am
by Emma Scholes 1L
In the ultraviolet spectrum of atomic hydrogen, a line is observed at 102.6nm. Determine the values of n for the initial and final energy levels of the electron during the emissions of energy that leads to this spectral line.

Re: Homework Question 1A15

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:42 pm
by Tamera Scott 1G
^ I was also having trouble with this question.

Re: Homework Question 1A15

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:37 pm
by Lauren Ho 2E
The first step is knowing that this transition is in the Lyman series, but I'm also not sure where to go after this.

Re: Homework Question 1A15

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:00 pm
by Elena Saab 4A
Since you know that it is part of the Lymann series (because it is a Hydrogen in the UV spectrum), you can fill in that the final n value is n=1. Then, you can plug that into the equation (frequency= Rydberg's constant((1/final n^2)-(1/initial n^2) and solve!