Spectral Line of Hydrogen

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If the spectral line of Hydrogen contains four colors, I don’t understand how the electron can jump four times to four different energy levels in the same moment?
 

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If the spectral line of Hydrogen contains four colors, I don’t understand how the electron can jump four times to four different energy levels in the same moment?
You have been mis-informed. Have a look at this wiki article on the hydrogen spectrum
 
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If the spectral line of Hydrogen contains four colors, I don’t understand how the electron can jump four times to four different energy levels in the same moment?
It can't.
One electron jumping between two energy levels releases one photon of one color.
However..
Many electrons jumping between different pairs of energy levels in many atoms can create a whole distribution of photons of many colors.
This is what you see when you look at the color spectrum of light emitted from a hydrogen gas lamp, where many hydrogen atoms are being knocked around and excited by electric current.
 

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