Rydberg Equation

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Rydberg Equation

Postby Rebecca Altshuler 1D » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:05 pm

Is E = -hR/n^2 the Rydberg equation? My TA said that we shouldn't use the Rydberg equation in our calculations, but I've been using this one and I know it has the Rydberg constant in it.

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Re: Rydberg Equation

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:41 pm

The Rydberg Equation is R[1/n1^2-1/n2^2]= 1/lambda. We are encouraged to use En= -hR/n^2 and then Delta E= E(final)-E(initial).

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