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Homework Help: Line spectrum and energy levels

  1. May 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What does the line spectrum reveal about the energy levels in an atom?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The energy levels are quantized

    is that right?
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  3. May 3, 2007 #2
    Ya! energy levels are--- n2 x 13.6 eV.... when n is an integral value..thus they are quantized the frequency of photons do tell us about the electronic transition going inside the atom......i too need the correct answer...
    Last edited: May 3, 2007
  4. May 3, 2007 #3


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    Every line in the spectrum corresponds to a transition between energy levels. The intensity of the line tells us about the probability of the corresponding transition.
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