## H-Atom Electron in Energy Level n

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### H-Atom Electron in Energy Level n

In the Atomic Spectra and The Bohr Frequency Condition module, we derived an equation that resulted in $-R[\frac{1}{n_{1}^{2}}-\frac{1}{n_{2}^{2}}]$. In the book and SSM, R is positive, not negative. Which equation is correct?

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### Re: H-Atom Electron in Energy Level n

Think about what the equation is finding. If you are using it to find a frequency, it needs to be a positive answer.