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Need help w/Rydberg's formula

  1. Jun 29, 2005 #1
    I need help solving n(initial) in this formula 1/6.653*10^5- = 1.1*10^5 cm-1 (1/2^2-1/n^2) Please Help it would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Jun 29, 2005 #2


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    Are your sure you're using the right units...?Is that 10^5 in the LHS in the numerator or in the denominator...?It better be "upstairs".

    I'm sure it's not 2 difficult to "extract" n^2 from that equation.

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