Why does the anomalous Zeeman effect not show up on some atoms?

  1. Why does the "anomalous" Zeeman effect not show up on some atoms?

    I read this:
    I don't see why the electron spin affected the number of lines to go up in some atoms and not in others. The electron(s) on the H atom also have spin.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. DrClaude

    DrClaude 1,993
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    I guess that that's a quote from HyperPhysics. I must say that I don't get it either: the normal Zeeman effect is seen in states with ##S=0## (such as in helium), which is not the case for hydrogen (##S=1/2##).
     
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