1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data During a discussion, we tried to figure out, according to the Bohr model of the atom, what happens when radiation with a higher energy level than that which can ionize hydrogen. 2. Relevant equations Absorption spectrum of hydrogen. Ionization energy of hydrogen - 13.6 eV 3. The attempt at a solution I believe that there is no limit to the amount of energy an electron can receive. Meaning that if, let's say, a 495A wavelength hits the hydrogen atom, it will be ionized. I can find, however, no evidence of this.