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Unformatted text preview: state, and when it drops back down it will release the photon at a specific wavelength It can also go to the second excited state, which could result in two different spectra E ~ frequency (nu) For light, the constant of proportionality = Plancks constant (h) Jumps in energy are organized into series: JUST FOR HYDROGEN-Lyman series (ultraviolent) jumps from ground state. o 122 nm, 103, 97.3, 95, 93.8 (shorter wavelengths, higher frequency, higher energy)-Balmer series (visible) things already in the first excited state o 656 nm, 486, 434, 410-Paschen series (infrared) second excited state? o 1875 nm, 1282, 1094...
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2009 for the course ASTR 101 taught by Professor Christiansen during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08