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1A.11

Postby serenabirkhoff_1K » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:30 pm

Can someone explain the answer to question 1A.11 I am not sure on the concept here

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Re: 1A.11

Postby VPatankar_2L » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:49 pm

The Lyman series is a spectrum series that produces ultraviolet emission lines from any energy level greater than or equal to 2 (n>=2) to energy level of one (n=1). The Balmer series produces emission lines from any energy level greater than or equal to 3 (n>=3) to energy level of two (n = 2).
The answer to 1A.11 is that the principal quantum number for the lowest energy level is the same for all of the lines of a particular series. For example, if you had two emission lines from the Lyman series, one with energy level n=6 and another with energy level n=8 you would know that both of them had the same lowest energy level (n=1) because they are part of that series.
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Re: 1A.11

Postby 905385366 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:07 pm

All you need to know is that for the Lyman series the final energy level is n=1, the Balmer series the final energy level is n=2, the Paschen series the final energy level is n=3, and the Brackett series the final energy level is n=4. This can be solved by using quantum equations.


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