## Number 15 for chapter 1

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

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### Number 15 for chapter 1

I was wondering why the Rydberg equation is being set up to be equal to nu (v)? What is the correlation? Also, would a question like this ever be on an exam?

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### Re: Number 15 for chapter 1

Hi, I attached an image that shows how the Rydberg equation is derived. Hope it helps.

Also, I do think that such questions will be on the exam because it shows understanding of the concepts, but prof said that he doesn't like using that equation. He's rather us calculate frequency (nu) from ΔE directly.
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