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Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:45 pm

For this question why do we multiply by four? I know to find the frequency we multiply R by (1/n1^2)-(1/n2^2). But in the answer it is also multiplied by four. I think it has to do with z^2 in the question, but i'm still confused.

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Re: 1.17

Postby AustinGrove3B » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:13 pm

This is because for He +, z is equal to 2. So 2^2 =4. So the equation is 4 * R (energy difference). But I believe Dr. Lavelle said he would only test us on hydrogen, which has a z=1, so you can ignore that part of the equation.

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