p40_033 - 1 u 2 . The shortest wavelength occurs at the...

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33. The energy E of the photon emitted when a hydrogen atom jumps from a state with principal quantum number u to a state with principal quantum number ` is given by E = A µ 1 ` 2 1 u 2 where A =13 . 6 eV. The frequency f of the electromagnetic wave is given by f = E/h and the wavelength is given by λ = c/f .Thu s , 1 λ = f c = E hc = A hc µ 1 `
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Unformatted text preview: 1 u 2 . The shortest wavelength occurs at the series limit, for which u = . For the Balmer series, ` = 2 and the shortest wavelength is B = 4 hc/A . For the Lyman series, ` = 1 and the shortest wavelength is L = hc/A . The ratio is B / L = 4....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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