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Balmer and Lyman Series (1A.11)

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:44 pm
by Haley Dveirin 1E
Question 1A.11 asks what is common to the lines within a series that makes grouping them together logical (referring to the Balmer and Lyman series). I don't understand the explanation the solution manual gives. Can someone explain?

Re: Balmer and Lyman Series (1A.11)

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 pm
by jeffreygong1I
It just means every series of spectral lines come from electrons falling to the same energy level. For example, Lyman series spectral lines are all created from electrons from energy level of 2 or more falling to energy level 1, and Ballmer series are 3 and above falling to 2.