## Balmer series and Lyman series

$c=\lambda v$

George_Zhu
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### Balmer series and Lyman series

What are Balmer series and Lyman series, and why they combined like these two series?

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### Re: Balmer series and Lyman series

The Balmer and Lyman series show the absorption/emission line from a higher energy level to a lower energy level. However, they are different in that the principal quantum number (n) for the lower energy level is different for each series. For example, the Lyman series the lower energy level is n=1 and for the Balmer series it is n=2.

Kevin To 1B
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### Re: Balmer series and Lyman series

To add on, the Lyman series would correspond to UV light, while the Balmer series would correspond to visible light.