1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A hydrogen atom in its ground state is illuminated with light having a wavelength of 96.7 nm. can the hydrogen atom's electron be excited to a higher energy state by absorbing one of these photons? If so, determine the state and wavelength of any photon that would be emitted by the atom. 2. Relevant equations E=hc/lambda En=-13.6eV/n^2 3. The attempt at a solution E=hc/lambda =[(6.626x10^-34)(3.0x10^8)/9.67x10-8] =2.0556x10^18 J Convert to / by 1.602x10^-19 eV = 12.83eV En=-13.6eV/1^2 = -13.6eV So I think that the photon energy would have to exceed 13.6eV to excite the electron, so in this case it would not excite it. Is this right?