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Empirical Equations

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:42 pm
by Katie_Ho_1M
How would we be able to get the empirical equations of the emissions of elements other than hydrogen? Would En=-hR/n^2 still work in cases other than hydrogen?

Re: Empirical Equations

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:26 pm
by Catherine_Zhang_1H
That particular equation was based off of experimental data on hydrogen, so it only works for hydrogen which has one electron and no electron repulsion. I think there is another equation related to that one called the Z-dependent Rydberg relation that works for atoms such as He+ that also only contain one electron