Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:18 pm
In the book, it says that the Balmer Series consists of lines in the visible region of the spectrum where n1=2. However, in class, Lavelle said that in the Balmer series the electron transitions to n=2, meaning that the final state, n2, is 2 (n2=2). These two statements contradict each other. Am I misinterpreting the book and/or what Lavelle is teaching? Someone please help my brain is exploding!! Thank you!