Balmer and Lyman Series (1A.11)

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Balmer and Lyman Series (1A.11)

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:44 pm

Question 1A.11 asks what is common to the lines within a series that makes grouping them together logical (referring to the Balmer and Lyman series). I don't understand the explanation the solution manual gives. Can someone explain?

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Re: Balmer and Lyman Series (1A.11)

Postby jeffreygong1I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 pm

It just means every series of spectral lines come from electrons falling to the same energy level. For example, Lyman series spectral lines are all created from electrons from energy level of 2 or more falling to energy level 1, and Ballmer series are 3 and above falling to 2.

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