Remembering hydrogen spectral series and associated radiation

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KC Navarro_1H
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Remembering hydrogen spectral series and associated radiation

Postby KC Navarro_1H » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm

The Lyman series is associated with ultraviolet light, the Balmer series is associated with visible light, etc.. For questions like 1.15 in the textbook where we have to figure out what series ultraviolet radiation is associated with, how can we easily remember these associations? If this kind of question were on a test, would we need to remember what series matches up to what type of radiation?

Jazmin 1H
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Re: Remembering hydrogen spectral series and associated radiation

Postby Jazmin 1H » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 pm

I am not sure about your first question, but for your second question, I would say that we have to remember what series matches with what radiation. I think Dr. Lavelle said that for tests, he'll give us constants and equations, but not that.

Garrett Dahn 1I
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Re: Remembering hydrogen spectral series and associated radiation

Postby Garrett Dahn 1I » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:29 pm

I'll agree with Jazmin here: I think it is important mostly to understand that the Lyman Series is associated with short wavelengths of the ultraviolet variety and the Balmer Series is associated with longer wavelengths of the visible light variety. It might also be helpful just to memorize that visible light falls between a wavelength of 400 and 700 nm.


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