Balmer series and Lyman series


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George_Zhu
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Balmer series and Lyman series

Postby George_Zhu » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:50 pm

What are Balmer series and Lyman series, and why they combined like these two series?

Leah farhadi 1F
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Re: Balmer series and Lyman series

Postby Leah farhadi 1F » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:29 pm

The Balmer and Lyman series show the absorption/emission line from a higher energy level to a lower energy level. However, they are different in that the principal quantum number (n) for the lower energy level is different for each series. For example, the Lyman series the lower energy level is n=1 and for the Balmer series it is n=2.

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Re: Balmer series and Lyman series

Postby Kevin To 1B » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:58 pm

To add on, the Lyman series would correspond to UV light, while the Balmer series would correspond to visible light.


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