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Rydberg Equation

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:56 pm
by MaddyMoore3A
Can the Rydberg equation only be used to describe hydrogen atoms, or can it be applies to other elements as well?

Re: Rydberg Equation

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:07 pm
by Daniel Namgoong 3I
I think that the Rydberg Equation itself can be used for any atoms. However, the constant for R would be different for all atoms so the only constant we know for sure is Hydrogen which is why its the only atom we used for the equation.