## Homework 1.13 [ENDORSED]

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Cytlalli 1B
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### Homework 1.13

a) Use the Rydberg formula for atomic hydrogen to calculate the wavelength of radiation generated by the transition from n=4 to n=2

For this part of the homework question, I need help understanding how to find c through the relationship of c=vλ beforehand so that I can then actually solve for the wavelength?

huntercrespo1C
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### Re: Homework 1.13

Rydbery formula:
V=R(1/n1^2 + 1/n2^2)
C=vλ
So you can just substitute Rydbery formula for V since thats what it equals.
C=R(1/n1^2 + 1/n2^2)λ

Then just plug in your numbers

kendallbottrell
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### Re: Homework 1.13

Also, the question should have specified which one was n1 and which was n2, so don't get confused! It is supposed to be { 1/4 - 1/16}, not the other way around.

Yadira Flores 1G
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### Re: Homework 1.13  [ENDORSED]

You can also use the formula En= -hR/n^2 which Dr. Lavelle used in one of the previous lectures too right?

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