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Balmer's Equation

  1. Nov 13, 2015 #1

    Gaz

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    So the Balmers constant is cool and easy to use compared to the Rydberg constant and I was looking for something simpler and came up with this.

    If you change the Balmers constant to B=91.126705 by dividing it by 2² (because 364.50682 is the Balmers series) and use the formula. Wavelength = BN²(n²/(n²-N²)) N being the series N=1 lyman N=2 Balmers etc. Now I can use the Balmers to calculate all the wavelengths of hydrogen with ease and answers in nm.

    Any thoughts on this I tested it out and it looks to work great maybe someone else could give it a go and make sure it works thanks.
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2015 #2
    It follows directly - by some elementary algebraic manipulation - from Rydbergs formula.

    So start from Rydbergs formula and try to rewrite it on your desired form.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2015 #3

    Gaz

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    I did from Balmers and it works. I did what Rydberg did but in a different way that I think is a lot simpler
     
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