Solving 1.11  [ENDORSED]

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Tina Wen 1G
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Solving 1.11

Postby Tina Wen 1G » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:59 pm

1.11 In the spectrum of atomic hydrogen, several lines are generally classi ed together as belonging to a series (for example, Balmer series, Lyman series, Paschen series), as shown in Figs. 1.10 and 2.1. What is common to the lines within a series that makes grouping them together logical?
What would be a proper explanation for the grouping principle?

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Re: Solving 1.11

Postby Chris Qiu 1H » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Grouping these waves into series is helpful because it allows the waves to be categorized by energy levels. i.e Lyman's series are all ultraviolet, Paschen's lie in infrared.

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Re: Solving 1.11

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:53 pm

The final state which ends up is different for the series that are named. Lyman ends in n =1 for example.

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Re: Solving 1.11  [ENDORSED]

Postby alexagreco1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:42 pm

I agree with these responses, but another way to put it is that the principal quantum number is the same for each of these lines, so Lyman- n=1, Balmer- n=2, etc.

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