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Atomic Spectroscopy

Postby JosephLew3C » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:35 pm

When using the empirical equation En= - hR/(n)2 I'm confused as to why the energy level is being squared? Is it because it would make the outcome positive or would that not matter?

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Re: Atomic Spectroscopy

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:42 pm

This would not make the outcome positive, seeing as only the denominator is being squared. The energy is squared because it happened to fit the experimental data that was observed.

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