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Find the Initial and Final states of an excited Hydrogen Atom

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A hydrogen atom in an excited state absorbs a photon of wavelength 434 nm. What were the initial and final states of the hydrogen atom?

    2. Relevant equations

    1/λ=1/91.127 * (1/nf2-1/ni2)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Tried to use the equation, but keeping the initial and final n's as just 1/n2. can find a value for n2, but still have two unknowns (initial and final n level) and only the one equation
     
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