Rydberg Formula

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Rydberg Formula

Postby RichardValdez1L » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:44 pm

Since the Rydberg formula can solve for either 1/lambda or the delta E (change in energy), does that mean that they are interchangeable in this sense ?

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Re: Rydberg Formula

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:53 pm

The Rydberg formula solves for the frequency of emitted light from the electronic transitions of the H-atom. It can be related since you can solve for the change in energy from it.

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Re: Rydberg Formula

Postby Shimran Kumar 1C » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:21 pm

In class, Lavelle said he didn't like the Rydberg equation because it wasn't obvious how to derive it. Should we still know it, or should we just stick with the En=-hR/n^2 equation he did the example with?

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Re: Rydberg Formula

Postby Kate Manganaro 1F » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:58 pm

I don't believe that they're interchangeable per say, but they're associated with one another.

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Re: Rydberg Formula

Postby Valeria Viera 1B » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:05 pm

I asked my TA about which equation to use and he said that we can derive the same answer from either or so we can use whichever we want

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