## H-Atom Emperical Equation

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

Maya_Peterson1C
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### H-Atom Emperical Equation

We learned in class that the equation E{n}= -(hR)/n^2 was only used for Hydrogen atoms because it was based on experimental data, but how different would an empirical equation like this be for other atoms?

emily gao 1C
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### Re: H-Atom Emperical Equation

i thought other equations have similar like formats with much more complex values (even for atoms with only 1 electron, not to mention the ones with multiple electrons), but in general we don't have to know that for this class.

Tarika Gujral 1K
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### Re: H-Atom Emperical Equation

Since other atoms have more than one electron, determining energy would depend on both distance from nucleus and electron-electron repulsion.