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Molecular Ionization

  1. Oct 16, 2011 #1


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    Is there sth like rydberg formula for Molecular ionization?
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  3. Oct 16, 2011 #2


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    No, it gets more and more complicated. Rydberg formula works only for hydrogen-like atoms (nucleus and one electron).

    I guess for some very specific cases similar formulas could be found, but that would be numerology - while one can find some formula for every sequence, it doesn't meant the formula touches on some deeper phenomena as it is in the case of Rydberg's equation.
  4. Oct 17, 2011 #3


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