(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find the wavelength of the radiation emitted when a hydrogen atom makes a transition from the n = 6 to the n = 3 state. Give answer in Âµm.

2. Relevant equations

z^2 / n^2 x 13.6ev

delta E = E2 - E1 = hv

3. The attempt at a solution

E(sub n1) = 1^2 / 6^2 x 13.6 ev = 0.3778

E(sub n2) = 1^2 / 3^2 x 13.6 ev = 1.511

1.511 - 0.3778 = 1.1332 = hv

1.1332 / 6.626 x 10^-34 = v

v = 1.710 x 10^33

I am very confused by this problem and am not even sure if I have the right equations, which were taken from the book. Please advise. Thank you in advance.

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# Homework Help: Finding wavelength of hydrogen atom when changing energy states

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