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Jamie Lee 1H
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Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:05 pm

Dr. Lavelle was talking about three different series in class. I know there was Lyman and Balmer but what was the third one? and What is the difference between the three?

ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Series

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 pm

I think he mainly focused on Balmer and Lyman, but there are also the Paschen, Brackett, and Pfund series. The Balmer series corresponds to the visible light spectrum, the Lyman series corresponds to UV light, and the last three correspond to infrared light. They are differentiated by wavelength.

Wilson 2E
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Re: Series

Postby Wilson 2E » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:21 am

Each of the series are differentiated by the starting energy level of the electron belonging to the hydrogen atom. Lyman has a starting energy level of n=1, Balmer n=2, Paschen n=3, etc.

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