Balmer/Lyman... Series

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haleyervin7
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Balmer/Lyman... Series

Postby haleyervin7 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:54 am

Will we have to memorize any other series besides Balmer and Lyman?

Sydney To 1D
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Re: Balmer/Lyman... Series

Postby Sydney To 1D » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:03 pm

Consider memorizing the Lyman (n=1), Balmer (n=2), Paschen (n=3), and Brackett (n=4) series.

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Re: Balmer/Lyman... Series

Postby John Kim Lec3Dis3L » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:10 am

Just to add on a bit to the other answer, the textbook has practice questions that use more than just the Lyman and Balmer levels in terms of both names and level number; it would probably be for the best to memorize them.

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Re: Balmer/Lyman... Series

Postby Vanessa Reyes_1K » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:42 pm

What exactly do these series represent in terms of energy?

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Re: Balmer/Lyman... Series

Postby George Ghaly 2L » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm

In regards to energy, the Lyman and Balmer series allow us to infer where the electron returns back to ground state. In the Lyman series, n=1 so the electron would lose energy and return to the first energy level. On the other hand, when using the Balmer series, we can infer that the electron returns to the second energy level after being excited since n=2.


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