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Homework Help: Transition Lines (Not Math)

  1. Apr 11, 2005 #1
    Assuming that all transitions are possible, will the optical spectrum (380nm to 700nm) of hydrogen have more or fewer lines than the optical spectrum of doubly ionized lithium?

    Im not sure on this one but I think its lithium, but like I said im not sure
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    Why?What is the # of electrons for the 2 species...?

    Daniel.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2005 #3
    The lithium has more so it has more lines?
     
  5. Apr 11, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    The lithium is doubly ionized,so it has one electron,just like the hydrogen.

    Daniel.
     
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