Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Joelle 3L
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:16 am


Postby Joelle 3L » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:55 pm

In the spectrum of atomic hydrogen, several lines are generally classified together as belonging to a series (for example, Balmer series or Lyman series, as shown in Fig. 1A.10). What is common to the lines within a series that makes grouping them together logical?

Anisha Chandra 1K
Posts: 118
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 am

Re: 1A.11

Postby Anisha Chandra 1K » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:11 pm

I think there are two things common:
1. All the lines in a particular series emit wavelengths of a different part of the electromagnetic spectrum (i.e. Balmer is for visible, Lyman is for UV radiation)
2. Each series measures energy emitted by an electron when it goes down to a different energy level (i.e. Balmer goes to n=2, Lyman goes to n=1)

Ellis Song 4I
Posts: 102
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 am

Re: 1A.11

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:28 pm

The lines are grouped into series based on the lower energy level the electron drops down to and how much energy they’re emitting

Return to “Properties of Light”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests