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Homework Help: Problem Set 4

  1. Mar 15, 2010 #1
    Compare the Balmer series of hydrogen with the series where nl = 4 for the ionized helium atom He+. What is the difference between the wavelengths of the L-alpha and L-beta line of hydrogen and the nu= 6 and 8 of He+? Is there a wavelength of the Balmer series very similar to any wavelength values where nl = 4 in He+?

    I'm not sure if the ionization energy I'm using for He+ is correct, and I'm assuming the atomic mass is roughly 4u.

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