## Series

Amanda Mac 1C
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### Series

For series problems on tests like Lyman, Balmer, etc. do we need to know the exact wavelengths each series corresponds to or do we just need to remember what n-levels they are associated with?

Kyra LeRoy 1E
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### Re: Series

According to my TA, we don't need to know the exact wavelengths that go with each, but we do need to know which series n=1=1, n1=2, etc. go with.

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My TA said we should at least know that visible light has wavelengths from about 400 nm to 700 nm.

Jasmine Botello 2F
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what are the n-levels associated with series that are listed above??

SantanaRodriguezDis1G
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I was also told that you should know that the Balmer series corresponds with visible light and that the Lyman series corresponds to ultraviolet

Brigita1D
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Jasmine Botello 1L wrote:what are the n-levels associated with series that are listed above??

Balmer series=lines with nsubscript1=2.(nsubscript2=3,...)
Lyman series=lines with nsubscript1=1.(nsubscript2=2,...)

Michael Lee 2I
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Do we still use Balmer's series if the electron is going excited from n=1 to n=2. I know that we use it when the electron goes from n=3 to n=2. Or do we use Lyman's series even though the electron ends up in the visible light spectrum?