I'm doing an experiment of the Bohr's theory and the Rydberg constant. I want to find the element of a mystery gas using the derivation of the Bohr's theory:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1/λ=RZ^2 (1/〖n_i〗^2 -1/〖n_f〗^2 )

I think if I have the wavelength lambda, all I need to do is guessing a right series of n_i and n_f till it gets me a straight line.

My problem is I'm not sure that this way can actually work with any gas (Helium for example), or only work with "electron-like" atoms (Singly ionized Helium for example). And I can't find any "Singly ionized Helium spectrum" on the internet. There's only Helium spectrum...

Could someone help me...?

Thank you very much in advance...

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# Finding the Mystery gas questions

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