Line Spectra

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Homework Statement



Doubly ionized lithium Li2+ (Z = 3) and triply ionized beryllium Be3+ (Z = 4) each emit a line spectrum. For a certain series of lines in the lithium spectrum, the shortest wavelength is 1979.8 nm. For the same series of lines in the beryllium spectrum, what is the shortest wavelength?

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Hehe... give it a shot man. Tell you what, the equation you need is:

[tex]\frac{1}{\lambda}=Rz^2(\frac{1}{n_1^2}-\frac{1}{n_2^2})[/tex]

where R is the rydberg constant, z is the atomic number, and n2 is the shell it jumps from to n1 (the final shell)
 

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