Rydberg Constant [ENDORSED]

H-Atom ($E_{n}=-\frac{hR}{n^{2}}$)

RichardValdez1L
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Rydberg Constant

For the Rydberg Constant are we supposed to be using 3.29 x 10^15 Hz, or 1.09 x 10^7 m^-1. An explanation would be much appreciated!

Eugene Chung 3F
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Re: Rydberg Constant

I believe we're using 3.29 x 10^15 Hz

Jocelyn Fermin1J
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Re: Rydberg Constant

This website helped me understand the different constants : https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-impor ... d-its-uses

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Re: Rydberg Constant

on the cover page of the first exam, it is listed as 3.29 x 10^15 hz. so I'm assuming we use that one.

OrAmar-1L
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Re: Rydberg Constant

I'd recommend doing the homework and studying with the equation sheet on his website. Better to use the resources he's gonna give us on the test(: and yes, on that it says Rydberg's constant is 3.289x10^15. Hope this helps!

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Re: Rydberg Constant

3.29 x 10^15 is most helpful to us in the equations we're doing currently because it cancels out with the other units we're using. The other variation of the constant will probably be relevant in other contexts

Yitzchak Jacobson 1F
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Re: Rydberg Constant  [ENDORSED]

Hello:)
To answer your question, the Ryberg constant is R=3.28984 x 10^ 15 HZ.
You don't have to remember it though, because the formulas will be provided during the Midterm/Final Exam.
I hope this helps :)

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