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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:42 pm
by EmilyJoo_1G
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?

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:49 pm
by McKenna_4A
use m^-1

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:06 pm
by GFolk_1D
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