Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series


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Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:15 pm

So Professor Lavelle showed a graph in class of the light spectrum which had different lines going through it. He referred to some as the Balmer Series and Lyman Series. I was just confused on what that graph actually was and what the lines explained.

Jared_Yuge
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Re: Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

Postby Jared_Yuge » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Balmer series lies in the visible spectrum, Lyman series lies in the UV spectrum. The graphs showed the shooting out of energy packets from electrons jumping from one energy level to another.

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Re: Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

Postby AryaG_4C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:29 pm

Balmer series:
- release e- to n=2 from various energy levels
- in the visible light
Lyman series:
- release e- to n=1 from various energy levels
- UV Light

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Re: Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:06 pm

So does this imply that in common everyday life, electrons are constantly jumping from energy levels and that the spectrum just depicts what specific regions this occurs?

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Re: Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:45 pm

Is there a particular equation to use for these two series?


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