Spectral Lines and Series

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Spectral Lines and Series

Postby Ria Nawathe 1C » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:38 pm

Why do spectral lines in the same series (Balmer series, Lyman series, etc.) always represent transitions ending with the same final energy level?

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Re: Spectral Lines and Series

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:34 pm

The spectral series (Balmer, Lyman etc.) are grouped by the electrons transitioning from excited states to the specified quantum level. So they are just grouped like that by definition.

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