What units do we need to use for the Rydberg constant?


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EmilyJoo_1G
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What units do we need to use for the Rydberg constant?

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:42 pm

I have seen 3.29 x 10^15 Hz as well as 1.097 x 10^7 m^-1. Which one will we be using for homework and exams?

McKenna_4A
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Re: What units do we need to use for the Rydberg constant?

Postby McKenna_4A » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:49 pm

use m^-1

GFolk_1D
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Re: What units do we need to use for the Rydberg constant?

Postby GFolk_1D » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Both of these Rydberg constants are equal and vary just because of their units.

for E=-hR/n^2.... 3.28984 * 10^15 Hz should be used and that is what is given on the formula sheet


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