En= -hR/n^2

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Julia Lee
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En= -hR/n^2

Postby Julia Lee » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:08 am

So during lecture Professor Lavelle stated that this equation could only be used for Hydrogen atoms. Does this mean there are separate equations for other atoms that we will have to know or will we only be solving questions for H atoms for this class?

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Re: En= -hR/n^2

Postby anishathomas » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:17 am

I think that there must be different equations because it shows on my notes that it works only for the H spectrum.

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Re: En= -hR/n^2

Postby Leela_Mohan3L » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:24 am

There is a way to modify this equation to make it work for one electron ions, however I believe we will only have to know the equation for Hydrogen atoms.

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Re: En= -hR/n^2

Postby JiangJC Dis2K » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:13 pm

Yes, there are other equations for elements that contain more than one electron. But, this equation is not necessarily only for hydrogen, but for single electron atoms.

For example: Li2+, He+, Be3+, etc. also have one electron using the periodic table and their "z" value.

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