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H Equation

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:07 pm
by 104922499 1F
Are we just focusing on equations for H or other elements too?

Re: H Equation

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:09 pm
by 404995677
I believe in the lecture Lavelle said that the equations given were for Hydrogen atoms. I do not know if we need to know equations for other elements

Re: H Equation

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:13 pm
by 104922499 1F
I thought that too, but how would other elements apply to equations?

Re: H Equation

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:24 pm
by lizzygaines1D
if you were working with a different element, because of the difference in number of electrons, the Rydberg constant would be different.

Re: H Equation  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:16 pm
by skalvakota2H
With multi-electron atoms, they are characterized by equations used to describe wavelengths that are unique from hydrogen, so using the Rydberg formula for these atoms will yield an incorrect value. As far as I believe this class is concerned, we will only be working with the hydrogen atom as it only has one electron.

Re: H Equation

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:07 am
by 804899546
Are we only going to learn the quantum equation for Hydrogen, or are we expected to know it for others, such as carbon an oxygen?

Re: H Equation

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:16 am
by 804899546
Also, is the only thing that would change in different equations for different elements the Rydberg constant? Or would the entire makeup of the quantum equation for that element be different from what we learned for hydrogen?