What is Rydberg's Constant?

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Adriana Rangel 1A
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What is Rydberg's Constant?

Postby Adriana Rangel 1A » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi, I am a bit confused on what is Rydberg's Constant, is it 3.29x10^15? Because I watched a video on Khan Academy and R is 1.097x10^7? And when you google "Rydberg's Constant" that is what comes up

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Re: What is Rydberg's Constant?

Postby Abigail Yap 2K » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:17 pm

I believe these different values for the Rydberg's Constant are equivalent, simply differing in their units. The 3.28 x 10^15 value is in Hz, and the 1.09 x 10^7 is in m-1. We use the first value for the equation E = -hR/n^2.

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