I need to show the splitting of the [itex]H_{\alpha}[/itex] line of the Balmer series of a Hydrogen atom using the spin hypothesis.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here is my work on this.

[itex]H_{\alpha}[/itex] is obtained from the transition of the electron from the third orbit to the second i.e. from n=3 to n=2.

Seletion rule for Hydrogen atom is: [itex]\Delta l = \pm 1[/itex] & [itex]\Delta m_l = \pm 1 , 0[/itex].

This implies transition from 3s to 2s is forbidden but transition from 3p to 2s is allowed. How do I explain the splitting of the spectral line?

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# Homework Help: Splitting of Balmer Spectrum

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