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How many wavelengths could appear in the spectrum of hydrogen atom

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1
    How many wavelengths could appear in the spectrum of hydrogen atoms initially in the n=5 state?
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2008 #2
    It can only go down. But it can go in more than one step.
    5->4, 5->3,5->2,5->1
    4->3 etc
     
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