Bohr vs Rhydberg Equations

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KNguyen_1I
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Bohr vs Rhydberg Equations

Postby KNguyen_1I » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:33 pm

So they are conceptually related in that they quantify the energy of electrons within a Hydrogen atom, but the Rhydberg calculates the change in energy as one electron jumps from one energy level to another, while Bohrs calculates the actual energy an electron possesses at nth shell?

Vanessa Chuang 4F
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Re: Bohr vs Rhydberg Equations

Postby Vanessa Chuang 4F » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:49 pm

Yes, you are correct. Rhydberg is actually an expanded version that basically combines the Bohr frequency condition v=deltaE/h with En=-hR/n^2 for electrons of 2 different energy levels.


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