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During lecture, the Balmer and Lyman series were mentioned. These are just two series, and I've heard of the Paschen series, but are there more hydrogen series and if so would they be necessary to learn? Thanks
I think the Lyman and Balmer series are the only two you should remember, seeing as they were the only two mentioned in lecture. But even for them all you need to know is that for Lyman series (UV) n=1 and for the Balmer series (visible region) n=2.
If we are expected to do calculations with other series besides the Balmer and Lyman series, the principle quantum number of the series (n) will probably just be given. I wonder how many series have actually been experimentally observed?
I agree, I think that for this test we only need to know the two that he mentioned in lecture and that are mentioned in the book. My TA went over two others, but I think it is best to spend your time studying the two that we are most familiar with.
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