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Transitions - Shells

  1. May 12, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Why don’t other transitions, like the n=3 to n=1 transition, appear in the visible spectrum?

    2. Relevant equations

    -None : Conceptual-

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I actually have no clue. The textbook yielded no fruit in this topic.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 12, 2010 #2
    I assume you are referring to the hydrogen spectrum.Are you?
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  4. May 12, 2010 #3
    Yes, hydrogen.
     
  5. May 12, 2010 #4
    Big clue....the visible spectrum is just one very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
     
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