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Calculate the spectral interval (λmax, λmin, and Δλ) in which all the lines of the Ly

  1. Sep 18, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate the spectral interval (λmax, λmin, and Δλ) in which all the lines of the Lyman, Balmer, and Pashcen series (excluding their continuous parts) of the H-atom are found.


    2. Relevant equations

    Here is where I am confused.. do I use the Balmer's formula for H?

    frequency = [1/4 - 1/n^2] * 3.29*10^(15)s^-1

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The problem is.. I don't know what energy levels these series correspond to? Is this something I am just supposed to memorize??
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2012 #2

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    Re: Calculate the spectral interval (λmax, λmin, and Δλ) in which all the lines of th

    For Lyman series, transition from n = 2 to n = 1 for λmax and n= ∞ to n = 1 for λmin.
    Similarly for the other series.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2012 #3
    Re: Calculate the spectral interval (λmax, λmin, and Δλ) in which all the lines of th

    Is the equation I provided correct in this case??
     
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