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Some of the problems in Chapter 1 involved knowing concepts such as the Balmer series and the Lyman series, but these were not on the Outline 2 or on the test. Do we need to fully master these concepts for the midterm?
According to my TA, and I think professor Lavelle as well, all you need to know is that the Balmer series is the series of spectra produced when the electron's final resting place is in the second energy level (n=2), while in the Lyman series the electron's final resting place is the first energy level (n=1). I don't think we'll need to know more than that on the midterm.
I think you only need to to know that both the Lyman and Balmer series are spectral line for H atoms and that Balmer series is the visible region in which the final n [n1] is 2. For Lyman series n1 is 1 and it lies in the ultraviolet region.
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