n in Rydberg Equation

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n in Rydberg Equation

Postby Maria Poblete 2C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:24 am

Hi, can someone please define for me what n actually means in the Rydberg equation? Is it correct that it is the principal quantum number? What does that actually mean?

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Re: n in Rydberg Equation

Postby philipraj_1F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:37 am

n1 is the initial energy level and n2 is the final energy level that the electron moves to. It is used to find the wavelength of light that results from an electron moving between energy levels.

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