Landé g factor in the Zeeman Effect

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Homework Statement



A source which emits a line at 500 nm is found to exhibit the normal Zeeman e ffect
when placed in a magnetic fi eld. Calculate the magnetic field given that the separation
of adjacent components in the Zeeman pattern is 12.0 pm.


Homework Equations



E=hc/lambda, ΔE = - μ B

The Attempt at a Solution



So I've already gone through all the work of calculating ΔE, and μ and subsequently calculating B to be ~0.5T however I have a problem in that in the expression for my B I have ΔE on top and gμb at the bottom.

I chose to select g = 2 as my Landé g factor however it's a little bit ambiguous, I'm not sure whether it ought to be g = 1 in which case my value for B would be doubled to ~ 1T

Any help would be much appreciated thank you!
 

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