Series

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Amanda Mac 1C
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Series

Postby Amanda Mac 1C » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:51 pm

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

Postby Kyra LeRoy 1E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 am

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.

Maddie Hong 1I
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Re: Series

Postby Maddie Hong 1I » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:54 pm

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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Re: Series

Postby Jasmine Botello 2F » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:23 pm

what are the n-levels associated with series that are listed above??

SantanaRodriguezDis1G
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Re: Series

Postby SantanaRodriguezDis1G » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:01 pm

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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Re: Series

Postby Brigita1D » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:32 pm

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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Re: Series

Postby Michael Lee 2I » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 pm

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?


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