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

$c=\lambda v$

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

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?

use m^-1

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

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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