(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A photon with λ = 600 nm interacts with a hydrogen atom in fundamental state. Will the photon be absorbed? Justify your answer.

2. Relevant equations

hc/lambda= energy of photon

1/lambda= R(1/2^2-1/n^2) (visible light)

c= speed of light

lambda= wavelength

h= planks constant

r= rhydbergs constant

3. The attempt at a solution

hc= 1240 eV nm

lambda=600 nm

1240/600= 2.1 Ev of photon

i dont know what to do after i get the energy of one photon and how to see if its going to get absorbed, what do i do after this? does 1/lambda= R(1/2^2-1/n^2) need to be used? and if it is what do i do after i find n?

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