## Relationship Between Equations

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

charlotte_jacobs_4I
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### Relationship Between Equations

What is the relationship between En= -hR/n2 and Rydberg's equation?

Megan Wong 4E
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### Re: Relationship Between Equations

The Rydberg equation finds the change in energy of electrons at a specific energy level. It essentially finds delta E, and the equation utilizes En = -hR/n^2 by finding the change, thus making it deltaE = -hR/n(final)^2) - (-hR/n(initial)^2). Once you simplify the equation, it results to deltaE = hR(-1/n(final)^2 + 1/n(initial)^2)).