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Hydrogen orbitals

  1. Mar 8, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Everybody knows Hydrogen has one electron which resides in K orbit.While explaining Hydrogen bonding we talk about higher orbits while explaining Lyman Balmer,Pashen,Buffet & Brackett series of Hydrogen spectrum.If only one electron resides in first orbit,then how it'll transfer to higher orbits which doe'nt exist in case of Hydrogen?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 8, 2007 #2
    Why do you think excited levels don't exist in hydrogen?
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