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Homework Help: Help - energy of a photon :-/

  1. Mar 27, 2006 #1
    i have a question...

    compute the shortest wavelength in each of these hydrogen spectral series: Lyman, Balmer, Paschen, and Brackett. (which i managed...)

    my problem is with the second part of the question : compute the energy in electron volts of the highest energy photon produced in each series.

    any suggestions? :-/

    Thanks !
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 27, 2006 #2
    You have the wavelenght, then you can calculate the frequency. After that you calculate the energy of the photons of each series. Then "translate" the energy into electron volts.
  4. Mar 27, 2006 #3
    1 eV = 1.602x10^-19 J , i think this will help u to conver
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