## Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

$c=\lambda v$

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### Explanation of Balmer and Lyman Series

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

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

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

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

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