## n in Rydberg Equation

$c=\lambda v$

Maria Poblete 2C
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### n in Rydberg Equation

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?

philipraj_1F
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### Re: n in Rydberg Equation

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.