Balmer/Lyman series

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Balmer/Lyman series

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:24 am

Do we need to be familiar with the Balmer and Lyman series in terms of which energy levels are associated with n1, and in what type of light they occur?

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Re: Balmer/Lyman series

Postby AArmellini_1I » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:20 am

I would say yes since Lavelle routinely asked the class variations of those questions throughout lecture to check for understanding.

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Re: Balmer/Lyman series

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:40 pm

I would definitely be familiar with those series and I wouldn't be surprised if we need to know them for future tests.

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Re: Balmer/Lyman series

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:43 pm

It would be good just to know that the Balmer series occurs in the visible light region (and returns to an energy level of n=2) and that the Lyman series occurs in the UV region (and returns to an energy level of n=1).

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Re: Balmer/Lyman series

Postby Shivam Rana 1D » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:47 pm

I know that there was a problem on the quantum hw that said an electron is excited by UV light and knowing the details about the lyman series makes the problem easier.

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Re: Balmer/Lyman series

Postby Joanne Lee 1J » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:50 pm

I think that's something you should get familiar with. Especially the Balmer and Lyman series since Lavelle specifically went over those two in class.


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